December ’tis the season for holidaying. Over 3 nights leading into Christmas Eve, World Movies Celebrates: (un)Happy Holidays with 3 films that showcase the darker sides of the festive season.
Tuesday 22 December 8.30pm – White Reindeer
Christmas time is looking swell for pretty, unassuming real-estate-agent Suzanne Barrington: she just sold a house to a nice swinger couple; her weatherman husband Jeff scored a sweet new job; and her favourite holiday is quickly approaching. After a sudden tragedy takes Jeff away, Suzanne is left lost and lonely. Even worse, a friend of his confesses a secret: there’s another woman. Her name’s Fantasia and she works at the “girl club.” In their grief, the two women form an awkward but meaningful friendship. Pushing away the ghosts of Christmas present, Suzanne falls into Fantasia’s world of dance parties, shoplifting and substances.
Wednesday 23 December 8.30pm – Go
In director Doug Liman’s fast-paced follow-up to Swingers, events conspire to bring together – in unexpected ways – a disparate group of characters as a day in their intertwining Gen-X lives plays out. Stars Katie Holmes.
Thursday 24 December 8.30pm – Sheitan
With a hilariously ghoulish performance from Vincent Cassel, a trio of drunken lads find themselves in the middle of a demonic ritual on Christmas Eve, in this riotous comedy horror.