International channel CinemaWorld has reached its one-month mark in the Philippines, and continues to feature only the best of movie entertainment for its viewers.
CinemaWorld, the first and only pan-Asia international movie channel, brings award-winning hits and box office successes to Philippine television. First launched in Singapore early this year, the Philippines is the third country in the region to launch its local availability.
For the month of November, movies from around the globe will be featured and highlighted on CinemaWorld for viewers to enjoy.
A VIEW OF LOVE
Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face – Cathy, the girl he was in love with growing up in Oran, Algeria, in the last days of the French colonial regime. They spend the night together. Then she is gone again. But Marc's mother tells him Cathy never left Algeria. Starring Oscar winning actor Jean Dujardin, watch out for this 2010 French Romantic Thriller, “A View of Love.”
Kamal's and Mattia's lives went in different directions after having won a competition: Mattia's gone back to construction but with little work, and Kamal has opened a chocolate shop but with no customers. These two former friends' paths cross again. Kamal has a new ambitious plan for making chocolates, and Mattia wants in. But Kamal still does not trust him especially now that his beautiful daughter Nawal has returned from studying abroad. It will not be long before things get complicated, and once again, among all the misunderstandings and plot twists, only chocolate can bring everyone together. Catch Luca Argentero of “Eat, Pray, Love,” and Isabella Adriani of “The American” and “The First Beautiful Thing” in this 2011 Italian Romance movie.
THE DANCER AND THE THIEF
A Goya Awards 2012 Best Film Nominee, this adaptation of Antonio Skármeta’s novel tells of an ageing ex-con who teams up with a small-time crook to pull off one last heist to steal a fortune. Their plans are complicated by the young man’s romance with a mute ballerina. Made by Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba, be sure to watch this 2009 Spanish Thriller “The Dancer and The Thief” on CinemaWorld.
This movie is set in the border country between Norway and Sweden, where we meet a bunch of scruffy guys; Oscar, Thor, Billy and Tresko (The Clog), who share a criminal past. They are working in a strange factory in the middle of nowhere producing plastic Christmas trees. But they are also gamblers. Like most people they had never won anything – until now! Find out what happens to them in “Jackpot”, as CinemaWorld features this 2011 Norwegian Comedy this November.
In Casablanca, where the system can be bought, Zakia, a teacher uses forged documents to get a job as a strawberry picker in Spain to be with her fiancé. Her neighbor, Mustapha, a 40-year old barber, helps her through his side job of “facilitating” paperwork. But Zakia’s smooth hands betray her. “Rough Hands” is a 2011 Moroccan Drama, showing how destiny can lead us down an unexpected path.
A true account of Salvador Puig Antich, a young militant in the Iberian Liberation Movement, who is the last political prisoner to be executed by the Spanish in 1974. “Salvador,” a 2006 Spanish drama, shows the story of his family, colleagues and lawyers’ desperate attempts to save him from the garrote. This movie won Best Screenplay in the 2007 Goya Awards, and stars leading man Daniel Bruhl of “Inglourious Basterds”.
Enjoy only the best of international entertainment. Catch these movies and more this November. CinemaWorld has been available in Metro Manila on Cable Link. Starting November 1, CinemaWorld can also be watched in Metro Manila on a la carte subscription or the HD Movie Package of SkyCable.