The organisers of the International Booker Prize, which celebrates the best in fiction translated into English from another language, want to encourage people who love translated fiction to explore more global cinema, and vice versa, so they have invited the team at MUBI to match six great films from around the world with the books on the shortlist for this year’s prize. The curated films reflect the themes or tone of the relevant book and have been approved by each author. Explore the six films here.
On May 26, we will host a special live event: an intimate Q&A featuring the winners of this year's International Booker Prize 2023 Georgi Gospodinov and Angela Rodel, hosted by writer and editor Sarah Shaffi. The Q&A will be followed by a screening of One Fine Morning, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (France, Germany, 2022), which MUBI has paired with Time Shelter.
Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov, translated from Bulgarian by Angel Rodel
A 'clinic for the past' offers a promising treatment for Alzheimer's sufferers: each floor reproduces a decade in minute detail, transporting patients back in time. But an increasing number of healthy people seek refuge at the clinic, hoping to escape the horrors of modern life.
One Fine Morning, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (France, Germany, 2022)
In Paris, a young, widowed mother juggles her job as a translator with caring both for her young daughter and her elderly father, who suffers from a degenerative illness. Her life is further complicated when she embarks on a passionate affair with an old friend in an unhappy marriage.
One Fine Morning will be streaming on MUBI from June 16.