French film starlet Léa Seydoux has made waves in Hollywood, crossing over from award-winning foreign cinema to highly-successful blockbusters. Over three breathtaking nights this September, World Movies showcases three of Léa Seydoux’s finest international films including Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour, the critically
acclaimed Sister and the Australian television premiere of Beauty and the Beast – a live action fantasy starring Vincent Cassel as the Beast and based on the traditional fairy tale.
Tuesday 15 September 8.30pm
Blue Is The Warmest Colour (France, 2013)
Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who allows her to discover desire and assert herself as a woman and adult. Adele grows, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Wednesday 16 September 8.30pm
Sister (UK, France, 2012)
In this moving drama, 12-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of supporting his restless older sister by stealing from the ski resort near their home – but he begins to lose his boundaries and enters dangerous territory.
Thursday 17 September 8.30pm
Beauty and the Beast (France, 2014)
1810 : Plagued by bankruptcy, a widowed merchant has no other choice but to sell his town house, forcing him and his six children to move to the countryside. Unsurprisingly, his youngest daughter and closest to his heart, Belle (Léa Seydoux), is the only one easily adapting to this lifestyle change. While lost in the forest on a business trip, the merchant stumbles upon the magical domain of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), where he’s sentenced to death for stealing a single rose for Belle. Feeling responsible, Belle escapes on her father’s horse and returns to the castle where she will sacrifice her life in place of her father’s. Held captive at the castle, Belle is smothered in luxurious goods and allowed to roam the grounds, but must return every evening to share dinner with the Beast. While rejecting the Beast’s romantic advances, Belle slowly uncovers the glorious princely past of her host through mysterious dreams.
Tuesday 15 September – Thursday 17 September 2015 8.30pm