This March, World Movies is celebrating International Women’s Day with the most cutting edge female talent in film. Hosted by Gretel Killeen, Wonder Women showcases the female rule breakers, risk takers and change makers making their mark on our screens over five nights at 8.30pm from Wednesday 8 March.
Wednesday 8 March 8.30pm
It’s early summer in a remote village in northern Turkey. Five orphaned sisters are seen splashing around in the sea with a group of local boys. While their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbour passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behaviour to the girls’ family. Their scandalised guardians overreact and confine them to the house. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones band together to avoid the same fate.
Thursday 9 March 8.30pm
Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha lives with her mother in a small coastal town. Depressed and lonely, she struggles for independence and has to endure the gossip spread by the women around her. It seems that life has no surprises for her — until, one day, she grows a tail.
Friday 10 March 8.30pm
The friendship between three young Swedish girls is tested when they drink the nectar of a special flower and are magically transformed into boys for a night. While their masculinisation wears off by morning, their changed perspective on life and newfound confidence stays with them.
Saturday 11 March 8.30pm
The gripping and sensual tale of a spirited female pickpocket who is plucked from the slums by a Korean con man as part of an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese lady out of her inheritance.
B for Boy
Sunday 12 March 8.30pm
B For Boy is a contemporary drama set in Nigeria, about one woman’s desperate need for a male child. It explores the discrimination of women in the names of culture and religion.
Don’t miss Wonder Women, starts Wednesday 8 March 8.30pm.