The best in international films go head-to-head across five nights in June, each of which originates from a country in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Over one sweaty week, two films play-off against each other every night, followed by a marathon on Saturday June 7.
A filmmaker holds a series of boundary-pushing auditions for his project about female pleasure in The Exterminating Angels. Three troubled teenagers from different social backgrounds face various challenges of love and lust in Little Thirteen. Shot entirely in hotel rooms, a novelist and an accountant meet while they are traveling for work, and though they both are in relationships, their one-night stand could become something more in 28 Hotel Rooms. A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures in Visitor Q. A sheltered teen sheds her inhibitions and enters a world of bold sexual adventure in the Australian exploitation film Felicity.
WORLD MOVIES: SEX BEFORE SOCCER
Monday 2 June 9.30pm: The Exterminating Angels (France, 2006) Australian Television Premiere
Francois is a filmmaker holding auditions for his upcoming film about female pleasure. He expects the process to be unconventional but cannot predict the danger that so much arousal can cause. As his female cast embarks on a journey of intense physical pleasure-seeking they become emotionally involved with the director and each other.
Monday 2 June 11.15pm: Artificial Paradises (Brazil, 2012)
Three strangers undergo profoundly sensual experiences at a psychedelic festival on a beautiful beach. Combining drugs, lust, heavy bass and the Brazilian sun, the three explore their sexuality together.
Tuesday 3 June 9.30pm: Little Thirteen (Germany, 2012) Australian Television Premiere
Thirteen-year-old Sarah (Muriel Wimmer) is no stranger to sex and one-night stands, nor is her sixteen-year-old best friend Charly. It’s only when Sarah meets the older Lukas online that she begins to desire something beyond casual hook-ups – but is that what Lukas wants? At the same time Charly has to figure out what she is to do about her pregnancy and her desire to find a father for the unborn child.
Tuesday 3 June 11.10pm: Kelly + Victor (UK/ Ireland, 2012)
Kelly and Victor meet at a nightclub and embark on a passionate and transgressive love affair, the excitement of which removes them from the ordinariness of their lives, and allows their darker instincts to take over.
Wednesday 4 June 9.30pm: 28 Hotel Rooms (USA, 2012) Australian Television Premiere
Both traveling for work, in a city in which neither lives, a man (Chris Messina) and a woman (Marin Ireland) have a one-night stand. Months later, in another city, they run into each other in a hotel restaurant and sleep together a second time. Though she’s married and he has a girlfriend, they decide to keep meeting. This begins an unexpected love that slowly evolves into a profound relationship and threatens to impact everything else in their lives. The film unfolds as a collage of moments – some mundane, some profound, some silly, some intimate – that attempts to tell a more complete story of a relationship. ‚Äò28 Hotel Rooms’ is an intimate portrait of an affair in which follows two people as they wrestle with the intoxication of love and the pain, guilt, and confusion of loving more than one person.
Wednesday 4 June 10.55pm: 2 Plus 2 (Argentina, 2012)
When the fun of double dating grows old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty secret with their friends Diego and Emilia: they live a double life as swingers, and are keen to share this practice with them.
Thursday 5 June 9.30pm: Visitor Q (Japan, 2001) Australian Television Premiere
Takashi Miike’s disturbing film centers on an out-of-work television reporter who decides to use his insanely dysfunctional family as the subject of a documentary about sex and violence. Among the topics covered are his necrophilia and incestuous relationship with his prostitute daughter, his son’s cruel attacks on his own mother and the houseguest in the middle of it all.
Thursday 5 June 11.00pm: Hemel (Netherlands, 2012)
This explicit look at carnal desire is told distinctly from a female perspective, painting an erotically charged portrait of a woman whose casual sexual encounters mask a loneliness and a craving for intimacy.
Friday 6 June 9.30pm: Felicity (Australia, 1978) Australian Television Premiere
In this Ozploitation romp, young Felicity follows the exploits of a sheltered teen as she sheds her inhibitions (and everything else) and surrenders her blossoming body to a world of bold sexual adventure.
Friday 6 June 11.05pm: Young and Wild (Spain, 2012)
Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex. Raised in a strict Evangelical family, and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, she struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony.
Saturday 7 June 6.00pm: WORLD MOVIES SEX BEFORE SOCCER MARATHON