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WM Celebrates: 20 Years

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  • WM Celebrates: 20 Years
  • Sally Luff
  • April 8, 2016

This November, World Movies is celebrating 20 years on Foxtel. To celebrate this milestone, World Movies is showcasing 20 award-winning, critically-acclaimed films from the last 20 years over 20 breathtaking nights. Hosted by Rachel Griffiths.

Watch World Movies on Foxtel – channel 430.

Monday 2 November 8.30pm
Amelie
The award-winning international box-office smash that charmed hearts the world over. Modern day fairy tale about a young woman’s search for self and love. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, stars Audrey Tautou.

Tuesday 3 November 8.30pm
Downfall

The insightful and shattering story that journals the last days of Hitler’s life spent in a bunker beneath Berlin awaiting his demise. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2005.

Wednesday 4 November 8.30pm
All About My Mother

Pedro Almodovar’s Academy Award-winner is a candy coloured, love-filled ode to women. Penelope Cruz stars as a sexually promiscuous nun in this delightful tragi-comedy. Pure Almodovar madness.

Thursday 5 November 8.30pm
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

A 400-year-old sword is at the centre of the ravishing romances and martial arts miracles in director Ang Lee’s cinematic masterpiece. Best Foreign Language Film at the 2001 Academy Awards.

Friday 6 November 8.30pm
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing — or dead — for forty years by a young female hacker. Based on the worldwide bestselling book by Stieg Larsson.

Saturday 7 November from 3.00pm
Marathon: Amelie, All About My Mother, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Downfall and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Monday 9 November 8.30pm
Pan’s Labyrinth

In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. This dark masterpiece from Guillermo del Toro won three Academy Awards.

Tuesday 10 November 8.30pm
Life Is Beautiful

Winner of three Oscars and nominated for Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, Roberto Benigni directs and stars in the tale of a father who uses humour to shield his son from horrors in a Nazi death camp.

Wednesday 11 November 8.30pm
The Skin I Live In
Brilliant plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) seeks to overcome the grief of his late wife’s disfigurement in a fiery car crash by inventing skin that’s impervious to injury. But his experiments on a living woman hasten his descent into madness. Directed by Pedro Almodovar.

Thursday 12 November 8.30pm
Battle Royale – Director’s Cut

Don’t miss the Director’s Cut of this cult classic. In the near future, a randomly selected class of school children is taken to a deserted island where they must fight to the death.

Friday 13 November 8.30pm
Swimming Pool

An absorbing erotic thriller set in the French countryside; from one of France’s most daring directors, Francois Ozon. Stars cinema legend Charlotte Rampling and a seductive Ludivine Sagnier.

Saturday 14 November from 3.00pm
Marathon: Life Is Beautiful, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Skin I Live In, Swimming Pool and Battle Royale

Monday 16 November 8.30pm
City Of God

Pumping with visceral energy, the multi-award winning saga of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Confronting, fast and furious, it was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director.

Tuesday 17 November 8.30pm
The Motorcycle Diaries

Highly inspiring, entertaining adventure based on the journals of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Stars Mexican heart-throb Gael Garcia Bernal and nominated for Palme d’Or at 2004 Cannes International Film Festival.

Wednesday 18 November 8.30pm
Let The Right One In

This tale of the friendship between a young loner and his mysterious new neighbour was described by Roger Ebert as ‘the best modern vampire movie’. Was also voted Movie of the Year by ‘Empire’ magazine in 2008.

Thursday 19 November 8.30pm
The Intouchables
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. As this unlikely duo overcome adversity of every flavour in this true story, they also shatter their preconceptions of love, life and each other.

Friday 20 November 8.30pm
Oldboy

Intense and unpredictable, Korean filmmaker Chan-wook Park’s ultimate revenge thriller was winner of Grand Prize of the Jury and nominated for Palme d’Or at 2003 Cannes International Film Festival.

Saturday 21 November from 3.00pm
Marathon: The Intouchables, The Motorcycle Diaries, City Of God, Oldboy and Let The Right One In

Monday 23 November 8.30pm
Run Lola Run

Winner of a host of awards including a BAFTA nomination, this action thriller stars Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu. The clock ticks as a girl searches for a way to save her boyfriend’s life.

Tuesday 24 November 8.30pm
La Vie En Rose

Marion Cotillard won the 2007 Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of iconic French singer Edith Piaf, who fought her way from a Parisian brothel to the stages of New York.

Wednesday 25 November 8.30pm
The Crime Of Father Amaro

The most shocking film ever released in Mexico. Star of The Motorcycle Diaries, Gael Garcia Bernal is a morally corrupt Catholic priest tempted by a young woman. A Golden Globe and an Academy Award nominee.

Thursday 26 November 8.30pm
A Prophet

Condemned to six years in prison, Malik can’t read or write. He is given a number of ‘missions’ to carry out, gaining a gang leader’s confidence in the process. Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film.

Friday 27 November 8.30pm
Biutiful

From the director of ‚Äò21 Grams’ comes this powerful tale of fatherhood. Uxbal (Javier Bardem) works illegally to look after his two children, but his life comes undone when he is told he is going to die.

Saturday 28 November from 3.00pm
Marathon: Biutiful, La Vie En Rose, A Prophet, The Crime Of Father Amaro and Run Lola Run.

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