The names speak for themselves – they are the brightest stars of world cinema. Every month World Movies showcases three of their most iconic films over three consecutive nights. This month, be intoxicated by the beautiful Juliette Binoche.
The Flight of the Red Balloon (France / Taiwan, 2007)
Tuesday 11 October, 10.30pm
Inspired by Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 classic The Red Balloon, Juliette Binoche stars in this story of a Taiwanese film student who becomes involved in the lives of a dysfunctional French family.
Hidden (France, 2005)
Wednesday 12 October, 10.30pm
Acclaimed director Michael Haneke leads Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche in this tense psychological thriller about a family tormented by a stalker. Nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
Paris (France, 2007)
Thursday 13 October, 10.30pm
Professional dancer Pierre (Romain Duris) is bound to his Paris apartment as he awaits a heart transplant. Pierre’s no-nonsense sister, Elise (Juliette Binoche), moves in to care for him, and he passes the time sitting on his balcony, observing life on the street below. Pierre develops a crush on a beautiful young student (Melanie Laurent) who he spies from his window, but we soon learn that she is engaged in an affair with a depressed professor in the midst of a mid-life crisis.