Your Guide To August

  • Your Guide To August
  • Annabelle Fitzherbert
  • July 31, 2017

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.

We’re showing:

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.

Read: Told in flashback over 30 years of guilt and grief, this tender melodrama based on three Alice Munro short stories is Pedro Almodóvar’s best film in a decade

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.

Read: The Handmaiden review – outrageous thriller drenched with eroticism.

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.

Read: It’s Only the End of the World is a perfectly hellish shouting match.

# 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.

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