New Season of Link TV's Weekly Foreign Film Series CINEMONDO Premieres Oct. 28 With 'Felix and Meira' Followed by Acclaimed Films From Italy, France, Germany and More
Los Angeles, Calif. – October 14, 2021 – Link TV, the satellite service connecting viewers to the world, announced today the return of the weekly international film series CINEMONDO that brings cinema from around the world to foreign movie fans. The fourth season of the series is comprised of 15 new titles that include selections from the library of Kino Lorber Inc., a New York based distributor specializing in award-winning world and classic cinema, as well as additional titles from Oscilloscope Laboratories, based in Brooklyn, New York. All films in the series are critically-acclaimed award-winners and will be broadcast in the U.S. for the first time ever on Link TV. Promising to bring audiences great artistic, cultural and political value, CINEMONDO will premiere the new season on Thurs., Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and Dish Network 9410) with each title streaming for fourteen days after the broadcast at linktv.org/cinemondo.
The new season of CINEMONDO kicks off with Maxime Giroux’s “Felix and Meira” which won the best Canadian Film at the 39th Toronto International Festival and is followed by an award-winning and internationally acclaimed lineup that includes films from countries including Canada, Iran, Germany, India, France, Italy and more, all available with English subtitles. The weekly Link TV series is one of the few destinations for cinephiles to watch quality foreign films that were produced to bridge cultural divides and promote in viewers a better understanding of the broader world. Future films that viewers can expect include a woman's discovery of her passion for chess in “Queen to Play” starring Kevin Kline and Sandrine Bonnaire, the whimsical comedy “Lost In Paris” from filmmakers Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon as well as “Violette,” the story of an intense relationship between the titular character and iconic writer Simone de Beauvoir.
The entire CINEMONDO schedule can be viewed at linktv.org/cinemondo.
CINEMONDO will telecast as follows on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV with additional titles rolling out in December and in the new year (subject to change):
“Felix and Meira” – Oct. 28
A young married woman finds freedom from the Orthodox Jewish community through a relationship with a young man mourning his father's death. Winner of the Best Canadian Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Country: Canada (2012).
“Court” – Nov. 4
A quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice and venal politics in contemporary India. Winner of Best Film (Horizons Category) at the Venice International Film Festival. Country: India (2014).
“Reality” – Nov. 11
A look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show Big Brother leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Country: Italy (2012).
“Aya of Yop City” – Nov. 18
Against the colorful and spirited backdrop of the Ivory Coast in the 1970s amid teen romance and parental tribulations, the film offers a glimpse into the daily lives of Ivorians and is adapted from a best-selling series of novels. Winner of the Prize for First Album at the 2006 Angoulême International Comics Festival. Country: France (2012).
“Nowhere in Africa” – Nov. 25
The extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Winner of the 2002 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar ®. Country: Germany (2001).
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Founded in 1999, Link TV is an independent viewer-supported media organization dedicated to providing programs that engage and inform its audiences with unique perspectives, and empower them to become involved in the world. Reaching more than 21 million U.S. satellite households nationally (DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410), Link TV connects American viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations at the forefront of social change and the vibrant cultures of an increasingly global community. Select programming from Link TV is also available for streaming on Apple TV, YouTube and Roku platforms. For additional information about Link TV productions, web-exclusive content and program schedules, please visit linktv.org.