Italian actress and Fashion Model Monica Bellucci shot to stardom in the 1990s, and is considered one of the world’s most beautiful actresses. This January, World Movies celebrates some of the screen siren’s finest work over two stunning nights.
Monday 26 January 9.30pm
Irreversible (2003, France)
After a fight with her coked-up boyfriend Marcus (Vincent Cassel), Alex (Monica Belluci) leaves a party to go home. She never gets there; instead she’s raped in a desolate tunnel. Her angry boyfriend, and her buddy Pierre decide to take justice into their own hands and hunt down the rapist themselves.
Tuesday 27 January 9.30pm
Ages of Love (2011, Italy)
A taxi-driving cupid (Emanuele Propizio) connects three stories to illustrate ‘the three ages of man’ – Youth, Maturity and Beyond. Roberto (Riccardo Scamarcio), a city lawyer, is ready to marry Sara (Valeria Solarino) until he meets the country girl Micol (Laura Chiatti). Fabio (Carlo Verdone), a married newsreader, is seduced by Eliana (Donatella Finocchiaro), a crazy stalker. And Adrian (Robert De Niro) reconnects with his youth thanks to his doorman’s ebullient daughter, Viola (Monica Bellucci).