WORLD MOVIES – FREE (for a while)
Foxtel subscribers who have not yet taken the World Movies option ($6.95 a month, or 23 cents a day) can now get a taste of the specialist movie channel, during a three day showcase period, Feb. 14 – 16, with films like A Man and A Woman from Claude Lelouch and East West from Regis Wargnier – plus the Luis Bunuel classic, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. A typical weekend on World Movies.
The showcase is an obligation free trail of the Movie Plus package and World Movies, spanning three days from February 14 to 16. All movie channels offered by Foxtel, are included in the Freeview: Showtime, Showtime 2, Encore, TCM, Movie One, Movie Extra and Movie Greats and World Movies.
The showcase period includes the Milestones series on Saturday and The Word on Sunday night on World Movies, both hosted by Urban Cinefile Editor, Andrew L. Urban. “Milestones of World Cinema is a unique pay tv initiative that curates classic films into monthly themes,” says Urban.
“Throughout February we showcase Luis Bunuel – and on Saturday February 15 we present his famous, Oscar winning satire, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. On Sunday night it’s East West, from Oscar winner, Regis Wargnier. And on Friday, we play the Claude Lelouch classic cool romance, A Man and A Woman, with the unforgettable music…. It’s a typical weekend on World Movies…”
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World Movies programming during the Freeview includes the following movies:
Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love; Screening: 14 February, 11.15am
From Mira Nair, the director of box-office smash Monsoon Wedding, comes this lush and erotic look at sexual liberty and the politics of a sixteenth century Indian palace.
A Man And A Woman; Screening: 14 February, 8.30pm
Claude Lelouch's multi-award winning love story, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimeé, is a timeless classic that still evokes the romance of the 1960s. This is a particularly fitting film for Valentine's Day.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; Screening 15 February, 8.30pm
Luis Bunuel’s 1972 Oscar winning satire starring Fernando Rey, about a group of bourgeois friends always preparing to have dinner together, but are forever distracted or delayed, perpetually in a state of anticipation.
East West - Australian Television Premiere; Screening: 16 February, 8.30pm
From the director of Academy Award winner Indochine, and starring Catherine Deneuve, the multi-award winning drama of a Russian medic and his French wife invited to return to their homeland after the war, only to find themselves the victims of a cruel political joke.
The Visitors; Screening: 16 February, 3.20pm
A French comedy with Monty Pythonesque humour, starring Jean Reno about a twelfth century knight and his loyal servant who try to go back in time.
Project A Part II; Screening: 16 February, 10.25am
Starring martial arts legend, Jackie Chan, who joins forces with the police to eradicate some bad guys.
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A Man And A Woman
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Andrew L. Urban - host of Milestones and The Word on World Movies