Not sure what to watch on World Movies this month? Tired of aimlessly searching through movies and TV shows for hours on end? Your First World problems are over.
Lucky for you we’ve got hours of inspiring content to choose from this July on World Movies.
Here’s our top 5 picks:
# 1: World Movies celebrates Bastille Day
On Friday 14 July it’s Bastille Day, and we’re celebrating with a curated week of French cinema over five unforgettable nights.
Un Plus Une – Monday 10 July 8.30pm
Un Plus Une is a romantic comedy about a French musician who travels to India to compose music for an Indian film, but meets the wife of the French ambassador to India, resulting in one complicated relationship.
Valley Of Love – Tuesday 11 July 8.30pm
Valley of Love features renowned actors Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert as a divorced couple who reunite after their son Michael commits suicide.
Eternity – Wednesday 12 July 8.30pm
Eternity is a 2016 French romantic historical drama film written and directed by Tran Anh Hung, and based on the novel L’ÉLÉGANCE DES VEUVES (‘THE ELEGANCE OF WIDOWS’) by Alice Ferney. The film follows the story of two generations of women, including Audrey Tautou, exploring their familial relationships over the span of a century.
One Wild Moment – Thursday 13 July 8.30pm
One Wild Moment is a comedy drama about two divorced fathers who take their daughters on a holiday – and things go awry when one of them sleeps with the other’s daughter.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour – Friday 14 July 8.30pm
Our week of French cinema wraps up with Blue is the Warmest Colour, a Palme d’Or-winning film about the relationship between two teenagers and the exploration of their sexual identities.
#2: Werner Herzog collection
Sundays in July, we’re showing one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema there is: Werner Herzog. Herzog’s films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields of employment, and individuals who are in conflict with nature.
Fitzcarraldo – Sunday 2 July 5.55pm
Fitzcarraldo is a surrealist adventure-drama about a rubber baron’s quest to transport a steamship over a steep hill to access a rich rubber territory in the Amazon Basin.
Heart of Glass – Sunday 9 July 6.55pm
Heart of Glass follows a town’s descent into madness upon the death of their master glass blower – the only person in the town who knew how to produce its special red ruby glass.
Stroszek – Sunday 16 July 6.35pm
Our collection ends with Stroszek, a film about an alcoholic street performer who joins an elderly friend and a prostitute in a journey out of Germany to seek a better life in Wisconsin.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hause – Sunday 23 July 6.40pm
This film follows the real story of foundling Kaspar Hauser, a boy who lived for the first 17 years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse.
Aguirre, Wrath of God – Sunday 30 July 6.55pm
First in the line-up is Aguirre, Wrath of God, a West German epic film about a Spanish soldier who leads a group of soldiers down the Amazon River in search of the legendary city El Dorado.
Premiere: Clash – Wednesday 19 July 8.30pm
Clash is an Egyptian political film set entirely in an eight metre police truck, inspired by the real political events of June 2013, when the Egyptian military toppled the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohamed Morsi. In this fictional take on the fall of Morsi, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by their inevitable fate as they travel in the back of the police van.
The detainees include an Egyptian-American AP journalist, a photographer, a group of demonstrators celebrating the end of Morsi’s rule, as well as Muslim Brotherhood members – creating a riot inside the van as tensions build and it becomes difficult to tell whether it’s safer outside in the streets, or inside the van as different factions face off against each other.
Premiere: Zoom – Wednesday 26 July 8.30pm
Starring Golden Globe-winner Gael Garcia Bernal, Zoom is an interwoven story about a comic book artist, a novelist and a film director, who each author a story about one of the others. Comic book artist Emma Boyles (Alison Pill) creates a story about a film director who has his creative ideas pushed back time and time again by the bigwigs at the studio.
Novelist Michelle (Mariana Ximenes) authors a story about a comic book artist who becomes involved with stolen drugs and transports them inside the head of a sex doll to pay for breast surgery.
Lastly, film director Edward Deacon (Gael Garcia Bernal) scripts a film about a novelist who whose boyfriend is disdainful of her literary ambitions and escapes to Brazil to regain her creativity. The circular narrative combines animation (the third story) with film to tell a multimedia and multi-dimensional story about the three creatives.
Premiere: The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun – Monday 31 July 8.30pm
Based on the novel LA DAME DANS L’AUTO AVEC DES LUNETTES ET UN FUSIL by Sébastien Japrisot, this film follows the story of a woman who is implicated in a crime she knows nothing about.
Dany (Freya Mavor), a secretary, steals her boss’ car to go joyriding after dropping her boss and his wife off at the airport. She visits a seaside town she swears she’s never been to, but everyone knows her name – from the café owner who stops her to ask if she is alright, to the gas station mechanic who claims she had visited the station last night.
Things get stranger and stranger as a police officer recognises her, and the hotel she checks into already has her registration. When a body turns up in the trunk of the car, she becomes the lead.