As the weather outside begins to warm up, World Movies welcomes the new season with a week of the freshest, sexiest international films from across the globe.
Bedways (Germany, 2011) – Australian Television Premiere
Monday 22 September 9.30pm
In this provocative drama, director Nina Bader sets out to shoot a film about love and sex, inviting her actor-friends Hans and Marie for screen tests across a couple of days. The intimate collaboration turns into experiments with film, love and bodies and finally has an impact on the private relationships between the three of them. Soon, the boundaries between acting and reality begin to disappear.
Puppylove (France, 2013) – Australian Television Premiere
Tuesday 23 September 9.30pm
At 14, Diane is an enigmatic teenager and a loner. She is busy bringing up her little brother, Marc, and has an intense relationship with her father, Christian. The appearance of Julia, a young charismatic and emancipated English girl, in her neighbourhood turns Diane’s everyday life upside down. The closer she is to Julia, the more she turns her back on morality, paying no attention to the consequences or the limits of her desires.
Starlet (UK/USA, 2012) – Australian Television Premiere
Wednesday 24 September 9.30pm
21 year-old Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates while taking care of her Chihuahua, Starlet. 85 year-old Sadie, a widow, passes her days alone tending to her flower garden. After Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie’s past, an unlikely friendship develops between the two women, with secrets emerging as their relationship grows. Directed by award-winning director Sean Baker.
Intimate Parts (Russia, 2013) – Australian Television Premiere
Thursday 25 September 9.30pm
How intimate are our lives behind closed doors? This provocative film explores the relationship between the public and private spheres of sexuality in contemporary, urbanite Moscow. A photographer with a specialty for close-ups of genitalia preaches free love but practices something rather different, a morals campaigner preaches censorship before going home to her vibrator, a married man tries to get out of his sexual rut‚Äîall these characters circle around Ivan, a sex therapist with some significant issues of his own.
brilliantlove (The Orgasm Diaries) (UK, 2010) – Australian Television Premiere
Friday 26 September 9.30pm
This sexually-charged comedy-drama from British filmmaker Ashley Horner follows a taxidermist and a photographer who embark on a passionate summer fling. A series of events results in some of their very private photos being discovered by the art world, putting a strain on their idyllic love affair.
WM Adult: Spring Fling MARATHON
Saturday 27 September
3.00pm: Starlet (UK/USA, 2012)
4.50pm: Puppylove (France, 2013)
6.15pm: brilliantlove (The Orgasm Diaries) (UK, 2010)
8.00pm: Bedways (Germany, 2011)
9.25pm: Intimate Parts (Russia, 2013)