(Above: Gabriel Byrne in ‘Capital.’ © 2013 – Cohen Media Group)
Cinemondo, a weekly series of nine international dramas, will run Thursdays on non-commercial Link TV starting tomorrow. Each film will then stream free for a week at linktv.org/cinemondo.
The movies will initially air Thursday nights at 9 pm ET/PT, over-the-air in Los Angeles on channel 28.2 (and nationally for DirecTV or Dish subscribers).
Cinemondo kicks off with The Attack, a 2012 Lebanese film about an Arab surgeon in Tel Aviv who discovers a dark secret about his wife following a suicide bombing.
Next week (December 13) brings Outside the Law, a 2010 movie set during Algeria’s war for independence from France.
Five of the other films are also from France, including two directed and co-written by Oscar-winner Costa-Gavras (Missing):
Capital (2012), on January 3, with Gabriel Byrne in a story about a newly appointed CEO of a European investment bank working to hold on to power in the face of a buyout by an American hedge fund company.
Amen (2002), on January 24, a bio-pic about a German SS officer during World War II who tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps:
Here’s the rest of the schedule:
December 20: City of Women (Italy,1980), a Federico Fellini film in which a businessman (Marcello Mastroianni) finds himself threatened by women en masse at a hotel.
December 27: Artist and the Model (Spain, 2012), with Claudia Cardinale in the story of an elderly sculptor (Jean Rochefort) in Southern France during World War II, who shelters a beautiful young Spanish political refugee (Aida Folch).
January 10: The Other Son (France, 2012), about an Israeli and a Palestinian who discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
January 17: Timbuktu (France, 2014), which looks at a cattle herder and his family residing in the dunes of Timbuktu who find their lives disturbed by jihadists.
January 31: Farewell My Queen (France, 2012), examining the romance between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French. Revolution.
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