Here’s our monthly round-up of must-see shows on World Movies that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.
Top 4 Movies this month
# 1: World Movies pays tribute to MIFF
Don’t miss our Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) tribute collection as we revisit the best of MIFF over four big nights. Starts Thursday 3 August.
Julieta – Thursday 3 August 8.30pm
Julieta is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her estranged daughter Antia, who reveals that Antia is living in Switzerland, married, and with three children.
Shaken by the first news she’s heard about her daughter in over 12 years, Julieta cancels her journey to Portugal and moves into the apartment where she used to live with Antia. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to journal her memories to confront the pain of her childhood.
Chevalier – Friday 4 August 8.30pm
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared, measured and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals, but at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the winner will wear the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier”.
The Handmaiden – Saturday 5 August 8.30pm
A South Korean film which follows the story of a young woman who is hired as a handmaiden for a
rich Japanese heiress during 1930s Korea, when Korea was under Japanese occupation.
Clash – Sunday 6 August 8.30pm
Clash is an Egyptian political film set after the uprising in June 2013, depicting the tension between Muslim Brotherhood members and pro-army supporters as they are stuck together in an eight-metre police truck.
# 2: Premiere: Made In France – Wednesday 16 August 8.30pm
After the horrible terrorist attacks that rocked Paris, this daring investigation thriller plunges you inside the extremist Muslim groups that grow inside western countries and can strike at any moment.
# 3: Premiere: It’s Only The End Of The World – Wednesday 30 August 8.30pm
After 12 years of absence, Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fuelled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen and love.
# 4: Wong Kar-Wai Collection
We’re showing four essential films from award-winning Hong Kong new-wave director and “grandmaster” Wong Kar-wai, whose visually stunning and highly stylised works have made him an international household name.
As Tears Go By – Sunday 6 August 6.45pm
Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.
Days Of Being Wild – Sunday 13 August 6.55pm
This film revolves around the life of a playboy, his many destructive relationships and his obsession with finding his biological mother.
Rouge – Sunday 20 August 6.55pm
The ghost of a detached and beautiful preformer working in a 1930’s Hong Kong “Flower House” retells her story of a suicide pact gone wrong 30 years later.
The Illegal Immigrant – Sunday 27 August 6.50pm
Cheung, an illegal immigrant in a completely Chinese area of New York, is caught by two US Immigration Officers.