Exciting news for UK cinemagoers: Picturehouse Cinemas have joined MUBI GO’s ever-expanding network of partner venues across the country. For the uninitiated, a subscription to MUBI GO allows you one cinema ticket every week to watch their specially selected ‘Film of the Week’, as well as access to a thoughtfully curated selection of films from across the globe to watch on demand. Past ‘Film of the Week’ titles include Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun, Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, Georgia Oakley’s Blue Jean and Lukas Dhont’s Close.
This week’s free cinema ticket comes in the form of the first collaboration between husband/wife filmmaker duo Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch: The Eight Mountains. This film tells the tale of an unlikely brotherhood, charting the bond between two boys as they grow into men and drift apart until their paths eventually lead them back to where they first met. Our reviewer, Rafa Sales Ross, calls the film a “gentle epic, equally accomplished in its minimalistic approach to intimacy as in its grandiose portrayal of landscapes”.
And if you’re looking into planning next week’s cinema trip, we got word that the next Film of the Week is Ari Aster’s much-anticipated, Kafkaesque Beau is Afraid. This one has garnered a mixed reception from audiences and critics alike, so head down to your local Picturehouse, show your MUBI GO code at the box office, and see what you make of it.
MUBI are offering two months of MUBI GO for the discounted price of £20. That’s eight trips to the cinema to see the best new releases hand-picked by MUBI’s curators, plus hundreds of films to stream anytime.
Sign up for MUBI GO by heading to mubi.com/promos/go_lwl
Published 12 May 2023