CinemaWorld gives viewers a peek into a wider world this May

If the extension of the enhanced community quarantine had you feeling all the more confined in your own little corner, why not take sneak peeks into the wider world out there through foreign films?

Aside from the usual Hollywood fare, as well as your growing collection of Korean movies, you can also sample some of the cinematic masterpieces from all over the world through CinemaWorld.

CinemaWorld is a 24-hour, movie channel that premieres the world’s best and award-winning movies, box-office successes, critics’ favorites from all around the world. These films are aired in their original language with English substitles; this way, viewers can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the locales but still follow the story from the dialogue.

On Sundays at 9pm this May, CinemaWorld will air the exclusive TV premieres of international blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies through its weekly Sunday See The World stunt. These movies include:

IMPERFECT AGE
L’eta’ Imperfetta
May 3 (Sunday), 9pm

CinemaWorld May 2020

Camilla and Sara are best friends who love ballet. Camilla comes from a working-class family while Sara has a wealthy father. When Sara passes a critical ballet audition and Camilla doesn’t, jealousy emerges and triggers a vendetta with tragic consequences. This movie won Best Film in the Kadoma International Film Festival 2019.

Genre: Drama
Language: Italian

THE TESTAMENT
Ha’edut
May 10 (Sunday), 9pm

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Inspired by true events, this film was nominated for best film at the Venice Film Festival 2017. Yoel is a Jewish historian in Holocaust research. As he researches about a covert massacre of 200 Jews in 1945, he chances upon a classified testimony by his mother. It runs contrary to his mother’s identity and he risks it all to discover the truth.

Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, German, English, Yiddish

I’M LOSING IT
Ya Khudeyu
May 17 (Sunday), 9pm

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When her fitness-obsessed boyfriend dumps her for a skinny girl, shy and chubby Anna resolves to slim down and win him back. But, with help from her plump health-nut buddy Nick, Anna discovers that true happiness is more than six-pack abs in this top-grossing film in the 2018 Russian box office.

Genre: Romance/Comedy
Language: Russian

In the Philippines, SKYcable subscribers can add CinemaWorld to their channel line-up for only Php150/month to enjoy its roster of top-caliber flicks in full high-definition. To subscribe to CinemaWorld and other SKY products and services, fill up this form.

With CinemaWorld, you can peer out into the bigger picture through international films.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

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New movies to usher in the new year on CinemaWorld

Movie fans will have more reasons to stay home and veg out on the couch as CinemaWorld brings critically-acclaimed international films to more Filipino homes, particularly on weekends of January.  Get ready for three days of avant-garde stories and top-notch productions from world-renowned actors and directors, all delivered in crisp high definition.

Thriller Fridays at 10pm

inspector ms heller nocturne

CinemaWorld brings two episodes of the German TV series that centers on the sassy and headstrong Inspector Ms Heller, the youngest inspector in the Wiesbaden Homicide Division.

In Nocturne airing January 4, a young female police office is killed responding to a call-out to an old factory. What appears to be a break-in gone wrong begins to look like murder as Heller’s investigations uncover a web of deceit within the ranks which puts her own life at risk.

In Heatstroke airing January 18, a serial rapist is attacking victims in their home. When a famous chef is stabbed to death in bed and his wife raped, police think the rapist has escalated and might be linked to a six-year-old cold case, but Heller thinks there are two separate cases.

Saturday Festival Picks at 9pm

Immerse yourself in visionary films which gained recognition in international film festivals.  These films bring fresh perspectives to universal story lines and conflicts.

chorus

In the French ouvre Chorus, which airs on January 5, a couple separated for ten years reunite when the body of their missing son is found. As they go through a litany of grief and blame, they learn to cope and piece together the broken fragments of their former marriage.

the empty hours

The Spanish film The Silent Hours, which airs January 12, delves on the ambiguous game of flirtation between 17-year-old Sebastian who is in charge of running a motel in Veracruz and Miranda, a regular customer whose married lover always keeps her waiting.

See the World Sundays at 9pm

See beyond your own horizons with films that bring riveting action set in exotic locales.

the nile hilton incident

In true-to-life Arabic film The Nile Hilton Incident, airing January 13, detective Noredin investigates the murder of a famous singer against a crumbling Egypt on the cusp of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Faced with a corrupt system in a city that is falling apart, Noredin races against time to catch those responsible for the crime.

93 days

Lethal Weapon’s Danny Glover stars in the Steve Gukas-helmed thriller 93 Days, airing January 20.  The movie brings to light the men and women who struggled to stave off the consequences of dreaded Ebola virus outbreak in Nigeria.

CinemaWorld is available on SKYcable Plans HD1799 and HD1999 channel 184 in Metro Manila. Subscribers can choose to add CinemaWorld on top of their basic plan via SKY Select, for only P150 per month. To activate the channel, visit www.mysky.com.ph/getcinemaworld or call +63 2 418-0000.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

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CinemaWorld film fest features 4 award-winning films this November

CinemaWorld continues to bring quality movies to SKYcable viewers, this time putting the spotlight on four award-winning international films as it launches “Cinemaworld Film Festival: Crossroads” Sundays at 9pm this November showcasing youths prevailing over life’s adversities.

SKYcable subscribers can tune-in to the story of star-crossed lovers Rafael and Cristine in Romanian’s “Box“. Find out how far the 19-year old aspiring Gypsy boxer and the 34-year old married actress can prove that age and different worlds don’t matter when it comes to love.  It premiered last November 4 but will re-air on November 9, 8.20pm.

Awarded Best Screenplay Award at Sundance Film Festival 2013, “Wajma, An Afghan Love Story“, tells the tale of a young couple who kept their relationship in secret. After Wajma discovers her pregnancy and their relationship is exposed, her father will be tested as he tries to uphold their family’s honor and protect his daughter.  The movie premieres November 11.

The Israeli film, “Fill The Void“, which won Best Actress Award at Venice Film Festival 2012, and seven Ophir Awards, also known as the Israeli Oscars, revolves around Shira (Hadas Yaron), an 18-year old woman, who is urged to marry her brother-in-law after her sister unexpectedly dies and leaves behind her new-born baby. Catch its premiere on November 18.

Last on the line-up is Britain’s “Bypass“, a film nominated for Best Film for the Venice Horizons Award in Venice Film Festival back in 2014. A young man named Tim, played by George MacKay, is left with no choice but to look out for his younger sister Helen after the tragic death of their mother.

As he finds a job for their needs, he resorts to reselling stolen goods for profit. In the middle of his dilemmas, he finds support in his girlfriend Lily. See it as it premieres on November 27.

Last month, CinemaWorld treated film buffs to an exclusive screening of “Wajma, An Afghan Love Story” at the UP Town Center. The film festival was graced by the Sales and Marketing Director of CinemaWorld, Pearlyn Lee. “CinemaWorld aims to increase visibility of international films in communities where we operate and give local audiences a taste of a foreign country’s diversity, culture and creativity through an annual film festival,” said Lee.

CinemaWorld is available on SKYcable Plans HD1799 and HD1999 channel 184 in Metro Manila, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna, and on HD channel 716 in Cebu and Davao. Subscribers can choose to add CinemaWorld on top of their basic plan via SKY Select, for only P150 per month. To activate the channel, visit www.mysky.com.ph/getcinemaworld or call +63 2 418-0000.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.