In celebration of Pride Month, MUBI, the global distributor, streaming service and production company, is thrilled to announce the addition of a fresh batch of titles to its ongoing special film season, Pride Unprejudiced: LGBTQ+ Cinema.
The season features a curated selection of groundbreaking films that explore the vast spectrum of sexual orientations, gender identities and cultural perspectives from celebrated filmmakers across the globe showcasing their unique storytelling and cinematic artistry.
With a commitment to inclusivity, MUBI invites audiences to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ narratives. This film season presents an opportunity to discover diverse stories that shed light on the challenges, triumphs, and joys experienced by individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. From coming-of-age tales to thought-provoking dramas and empowering documentaries, the lineup showcases a broad range of genres and themes.
The Pride Unprejudiced season already features a lineup that includes award-winning films, cult classics, and hidden gems such as Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman (2017), Alain Guiradie’s Stranger By The Lake (2013), Rainer Werner Fassbender’s Querelle (1982), Andrew Haigh’s Weekend (2011) and many more. New additions for June 2023 include Francis Lee’s groundbreaking feature debut God’s Own Country (2017), Jeffrey Schwartz’ definitive portrait of Divine I Am Divine (2013) and Xavier Dolan’s award-winning Laurence Anyways (2012).
MUBI’s Pride Unprejudiced: LGBTQ+ Cinema film season will be available to stream throughout the month of June and beyond on MUBI. Film enthusiasts, supporters of LGBTQ+ cinema, and viewers seeking powerful and inclusive storytelling are encouraged to join the celebration of Pride Month with this captivating collection of films.
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY (Francis Lee, UK, 2017) – June 2
Johnny works in isolation on his family’s farm in Yorkshire. He numbs his loneliness with binge drinking and casual sex until the arrival of Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant worker employed for the lambing season. Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before.
PLAYBACK (Agustina Comedi, Argentina, 2019) – June 7 | MUBI Exclusive
In Cordoba, Argentina, the end of the military regime promises a spring that doesn’t last long. La Delpi is the sole survivor of a group of transgender women and drag queens. She talks about how their basement shows guided the community and helped their struggle against AIDS and police violence.
I AM DIVINE (Jeffrey Schwartz, US, 2013) – June 6
The ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. This biography honours Divine in a way she always craved: as a serious artist and immortal star. Featuring rare movie footage, live performances, and brand-new interviews with Divine’s family, friends, colleagues and forever-indebted devotees.
END OF THE CENTURY (Lucio Castro, Argentina, 2019) – June 20
When Ocho, an Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi from his balcony, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hookup. But are they part of each other’s histories, or maybe even destinies?
ARIBADA (Simon(e) Jaikiruma Paetau, Natalie Escobar, Germany/Colombia, 2022) – June 21 | MUBI Exclusive
In the middle of the Colombian coffee region, Aribada, the resurrected monster, meets Las Traviesas, a group of indigenous transwomen from the Emberá tribes. Enchanted by the beauty and power of their spirits, Aribada decides to join Las Traviesas in creating their own trans*futurist community.
LAURENCE ANYWAYS (Xavier Dolan, Canada/France, 2012) – June 30
In the ’90s, Laurence tells Fred that she identifies as a woman. Over ten years, in spite of the odds, and each other, the couple confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the council of their families, and brave the bigotry of the society they offend.
GIRLFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS (Zaida Carmona, Spain, 2022) – June 28 | MUBI Exclusive
They are thirty years old, but they live as when they were in their twenties, although they are too old to become young promises. They are in love with love, but, in their search, they destroy each other, wandering from ex-girlfriend to ex-girlfriend in the bathrooms, beds and streets of Barcelona.
Please note: dates may be subject to change