August is over, which means it’s time for a new slate of brand new content to arrive on World Movies.
Here’s our top 5 films and seasons coming to World Movies this September:
#1: Line-up, Line-up!
It’s film festival time, and while Venice and Telluride have gotten their licks in this past week, it’s the Toronto Film Festival that offers the biggest explosion of movies yet. Offering highly anticipated premieres and several brand-new standouts, there’s almost too much to see at Toronto — including, in this heavily female-fronted lineup, what seems like a new Best Actress contender every few hours.
For the complete list of films, visit TIFF.
To get you in the mood, we’re showing a collection of prestigious films that made headlines at the festival over the years. Starts Thursday 7 September 8.30pm.
I Am Not Madame Bovary – Available now on Foxtel On Demand
This Chinese-comedy tells the story of a woman taking on the Chinese legal system after being swindled by her ex-husband.
Embrace Of The Serpent – Available now on Foxtel On Demand
This is the story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
The Age Of Shadows – Available now on Foxtel On Demand
A high-stakes period action thriller that follows Japanese agents as they close in on members of the Korean resistance, who are planning an attack in 1920’s Seoul.
#2: In Bed With Victoria – Available now on Foxtel On Demand
Victoria is a thirty-something divorced lawyer struggling to raise her two daughters. A chance reconnection with an old friend and an old client at a friend’s wedding throws her life into complete disarray.
#3: Klown Forever – Wednesday 20 September 8.30pm
Estranged best friends Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam travel from Denmark to the United States seeking fame, fortune and friendship. When Casper attempts to break into Hollywood, Frank follows him to Los Angeles, only to immediately dive head-first into an impressive array of wildly inappropriate misadventures…
#4: My Beloved Bodyguard – Wednesday 27 September 8.30pm
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung – once a regular in Jackie Chan films – plays the lovable, retired bodyguard Ding, an unassuming chap with a history of violence.
#5: Seijun Suzuki Collection: The anarchic Japanese auteur who inspired Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch – Starts Sunday 3 September 6pm
This month we’re focusing on director Seijun Suzuki, a Japanese avant-garde filmmaker famous for his Japanese mafia, or ‘yakuza’ films.
Read our Introductory viewing guide to Seijun Suzuki now.
Tokyo Drifter – Available now on Foxtel On Demand
Tetsuya Hondo, the reformed yakuza hitman ‘Phoenix Tetsu’, is forced to roam Japan to avoid execution by rival gangs.
Branded To Kill – Available now on Foxtel On Demand
A hit-man enters a conflict with a mysterious woman eager for death and a phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.
Youth Of The Beast – Sunday 17 September 6pm
When a mysterious stranger muscles into two rival yakuza gangs, Tokyo’s underworld explodes with violence.
Gate Of Flesh – Sunday 24 September 6pm
A young woman called Maya finds refuge with a band of prostitutes living in a bombed-out building in the ghetto of Tokyo in the aftermath of WWII.