Storytellers: 30 Films From Across the Globe
Storytellers: 30 Films From Across the Globe

Storytellers: 30 Films From Across the Globe

Every night in November 8.30pm

13 Australian Television Premieres

  • Storytellers: 30 Films From Across the Globe
  • World Movies admin
  • October 17, 2016


It is a humbling thought that every person, right around the world is living a life just as complex and vivid as your own. There are an unimaginable number of stories to be told and we believe film is the most powerful medium for storytellers to bring their diverse and amazing perspectives to life, whether they be fiction, or drawn from real life.

Throughout November, World Movies is taking you on a journey around the globe, stopping in a different country each night at 8.30pm, so you can experience a human story told through a unique cultural lens.

Starting in the Asia Pacific, passing through the Middle East, sweeping across Europe and Africa, and finally stopping in the Americas, World Movies will jump from country to country, bringing you a diverse, inspiring, often heart-wrenching lineup of films from across the globe.

Don’t miss these Australian television premieres as part of WM Storytellers:

Taxi Tehran (2015, Iran)
Thursday, 10 November 8.30pm

When you are a filmmaker and you are banned by the Government from directing movies, you have to take up another job. So why not become a taxi driver? Or better yet, why not pretend you are a taxi driver and make a film, despite everything? This is what Iranian director Jafar Panahi has done with Taxi Tehran. Now he invites you to get into his cab to ride through the streets of Tehran and discover what it’s like to live in Iran through stories from his various passengers.

Storytellers: Taxi Tehran


Son of Saul (2015, Hungary)
Friday, 11 November 8.30pm

An Oscar-winning foreign language film with a Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nomination, Son of Saul follows the story of a Jewish man’s harrowing journey in Nazi Germany. In October 1944, Saul Ausländer (Géza Röhrig), a Jewish–Hungarian prisoner in the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz, works as a Sonderkommando member. One day, following the gassing, he comes upon the body of a boy whom he recognizes. He is determined to give this boy a traditional Jewish burial.

Storytellers: Son of Saul


Halal Love (And Sex) (2015, Lebanon)
Saturday, 12 November 8.30pm

Three interconnected stories explore how devout Lebanese Muslims try to navigate their love lives and desires without breaking the religious rules of marriage. Awatef, a middle-aged mum of two girls, recruits a second wife to help satisfy her overly-loving husband. Meanwhile the young and excessively jealous Mokhtar, divorced from his wife due to an argument, needs to find his ex-wife another man to marry her again. And seamstress Loubna, freshly divorced, can finally marry her true love.

Storytellers: Halal Love (And Sex)


A Second Chance (2014, Denmark)
Friday, 18 November 8.30pm

Detectives and best friends Andreas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones) and Simon (Ulrich Thomsen) lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute involving a junkie couple. This Danish thriller questions how far you should go in order to save a child.

Storytellers: A Second Chance


Phoenix (2014, Germany)
Saturday, 19 November 8.30pm

It’s June, 1945, and Auschwitz survivor Nelly (Nina Hoss), badly injured and with her face destroyed, returns to her hometown of Berlin. She’s accompanied by Lene (Nina Kunzendorf), a Jewish Agency employee and Nelly’s friend from pre-war days. Having barely recovered from facial surgery and having inherited a considerable amount of money, Nelly sets out to find her husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), the love of her life – despite warnings from Lene that he could’ve been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis.

Storytellers: Phoenix


Glassland (2014, Ireland)
Friday, 25 November 8.30pm

John (Jack Reynor) lives with his mother, Jean (Toni Collette), in a south Dublin social housing suburb, earning his living as a taxi driver. He returns home one morning to find his mother unconscious after she has an overdose on alcohol. Jean’s best hope for his mother’s recovery is a private rehab clinic, but with no savings or insurance, John is forced to offer his services to a petty criminal to help pay for the pricey recovery program.

Storytellers: Glassland


Storytellers: 30 Films From Across the Globe airs 8.30pm every night in November.

Full line-up including 13 Australian television premieres:

Partisan (2015, Australia)
Tuesday, 1 November 8.30pm

The Dark Horse (2014, New Zealand)
Wednesday, 2 November 8.30pm

009-1: The End Of The Beginning (2013, Japan)
Thursday, 3 November 8.30pm

Haemoo (Sea Fog) (2014, South Korea) **Australian Television Premiere**
Friday, 4 November 8.30pm

The Assassin (2015, Taiwan)
Saturday, 5 November 8.30pm

Office (2015, China) **Australian Television Premiere**
Sunday, 6 November 8.30pm

Yellow Flowers On The Green Grass (2015, Vietnam) **Australian Television Premiere**
Monday, 7 November 8.30pm

How To Win At Checkers (Every Time) (2015, Thailand)
Tuesday, 8 November 8.30pm

Umrika (2015, India)
Wednesday, 9 November 8.30pm

Taxi Tehran (2015, Iran) **Australian Television Premiere**
Thursday, 10 November 8.30pm

Son of Saul (2015, Hungary) **Australian Television Premiere**
Friday, 11 November 8.30pm

Halal Love (And Sex) (2015, Lebanon) **Australian Television Premiere**
Saturday, 12 November 8.30pm

A Tale Of Love and Darkness (2015, Israel)
Sunday, 13 November 8.30pm

The Student (2016, Russia) **Australian Television Premiere**
Monday, 14 November 8.30pm

The Tribe (2014, Ukraine)
Tuesday, 15 November 8.30pm

Ida (2013, Poland)
Wednesday, 16 November 8.30pm

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014, Sweden) **Australian Television Premiere**
Thursday, 17 November 8.30pm

A Second Chance (2014, Denmark) **Australian Television Premiere**
Friday, 18 November 8.30pm

Phoenix (2014, Germany) **Australian Television Premiere**
Saturday, 19 November 8.30pm

The Brand New Testament (2015, Belgium) **Australian Television Premiere**
Sunday, 20 November 8.30pm

Dheepan (2015, France)
Monday, 21 November 8.30pm

The Great Beauty (2013, Italy)
Tuesday, 22 November 8.30pm

Marshland (2014, Spain)
Wednesday, 23 November 8.30pm

Duke Of Burgundy (2014, England)
Thursday, 24 November 8.30pm

Glassland (2014, Ireland) **Australian Television Premiere**
Friday, 25 November 8.30pm

Nakom (2016, Ghana)
Saturday, 26 November 8.30pm

Tangerine (2015, USA)
Sunday, 27 November 8.30pm

The Chosen Ones (2015, Mexico)
Monday, 28 November 8.30pm

No (2012, Chile)
Tuesday, 29 November 8.30pm

Francisco (2015, Argentina) **Australian Television Premiere**
Wednesday, 30 November 8.30pm

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