We have joined forces with global film distributor and streaming service MUBI, the award-winning bookseller Foyles, and London’s The Garden Cinema, which champions international film, on a new competition and a very special live event.
We believe there is a natural union between international fiction and international film, and between the readers and viewers of both. We therefore want to encourage people who love translated fiction to explore more global cinema, and vice versa, so we asked the team at MUBI to match six great films from their global roster with the books on this year’s International Booker Prize shortlist. You can find out more about the films here.
On May 26, The Garden Cinema, a new independent cinema in the heart of London, will host a special live event: an intimate Q&A featuring the 2023 International Booker Prize winners 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 this year’s winning novel, Time Shelter. Tickets are available here.
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.