After success of the free preview of Pablo Larrain‘s EMA, MUBI will be hosting another special preview. Werner Herzog‘s Family Romance, LCC who not only directed but also served as writer and cinematographer. The German Auteur will introduce the virtual premiere and conclude with an exclusive 15 minute Q&A.
The special preview will be hosted on MUBI and will be available to stream for free for 24-hours in more than 50 countries globally, including the US, Canada, and UK.
Shot in the director’s trademark documentary style, Love is a business with Family Romance which is a Tokyo-based company that offers the perfect stand-ins for absent family, friends or admirers – available to rent for any occasion.
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FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC is the latest feature from Herzog (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD; CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS). Receiving its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the film tells the story of a Tokyo-based company that offers the perfect stand-ins for absent family members, friends or admirers – available to rent for any occasion.
In a fictionalised take on this real-life company, Herzog follows founder Yuichi Ishii as he helps his clients make their dreams come true. But when the mother of 12-year-old Mahiro hires Ishii to impersonate her missing ex-husband, the line between performance and reality threatens to blur.
Shot by Herzog himself, the film blends fiction storytelling with documentary-style visuals for a striking meditation on truth and artifice in the age of loneliness.
The film stars Miki Fujimaki, Umetani Hideyasu, Shun Ishigaki.
The free preview of Family Romance, LLC can be streamed on the web, including iOS and Android devices, and will be available for 24 hours on July 3 in over 150 countries including the UK and Ireland, and exclusively in the US, Canada, Germany and many others. More information can be found at mubi.com/herzog.