11 of the best films coming to World Movies this month:
#1: 5 hot Japanese titles by Akira Kurosawa – Sundays
We’re showing the best films from Japan’s most acclaimed filmmaker of all time Akira Kurosawa.
The Hidden Fortress- Sunday 5 November 6.25pm
Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.
The Bad Sleep Well- Friday 12 November 6pm
A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father’s suicide.
Throne of Blood- Sunday 19 November 6.40pm
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider’s Web Castle.
Stray Dog- Sunday 26 November 6.25pm
During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.
Sanjuro- Sunday 26 November 8.30pm
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
#2: Hong Kong Gangsters: Infernal Affairs Trilogy- Saturdays
The three Infernal Affairs films are incredibly twisty cops vs. Triads films set in Hong Kong between 1991 and 2003 and inspired Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning crime drama The Departed.
#3: Premiere: Animals- Wednesday 8 November 8.30pm
Animals tells the story of Jude and Bobbie: a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy of their imaginations. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation when one of them gets hospitalised.
#4: Premiere: Right Now, Wrong Then- Wednesday 22 November 8.30pm
Seoul-based arthouse film director Hong Sang-soo’s latest self-reflexive feature is a twice-told romance that will delight his loyal followers. It tell the story of a well-known art-house filmmaker, Ham Chunsu (Jeong Jae-yeong), who has a day to kill before introducing his new movie at a festival in the town of Suwon. Visiting a shrine, he meets Heejung (Kim Min-hee), a young artist, who—awed by his renown—invites him to her studio. There, he expresses an interest in her work; then, in the course of a shambling evening of drinking, he admits his attraction to her.
#5: The Dance of Reality- Wednesday 29 November 8.30pm
The once and future king of underground cinema, 86-year-old Alejandro Jodorowsky, has ended a silence of 23 years with an explosion of pantheistic freakiness and personal pain – it’s euphoric, erotic and despairing. This is a flawed and fascinating film that presents a fanciful interpretation of his childhood, set against Chile’s turbulent social and political environment.
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