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RADAR WORLD MOVIES ON THE PROWL

World Movies subscription channel is launching Radar, a new Monday night programming block dedicated to old and new works that may have gone under the radar. The premiere is on Monday, October 5, 9:30pm with director Albert Lamorisse's Oscar-winning 34 minute short, The Red Balloon.

Lamorisse celebrates the experience of childhood in his 1957 Oscar-winning short classic about a young boy who develops a friendship with a red balloon that follows him around the gloomy streets of post-war Paris.


The Red Balloon (left); White Mane

Other Radar films:
White Mane - Screening Monday 5th October, 10:10pm Predecessor to The Red Balloon, Albert Lamorisse won the Palme Dor at 1953 Cannes for his ageless tale of a young boy who becomes emotionally involved with the welfare of a wild, white horse who is being pursued by relentless ranchers.

Favela Rising - Screening Monday 12th October, 9:30pm An insight into one of the most violent neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, a former drug-trafficker turned social revolutionary forms a music and dance troupe to rally his community into counteracting the violent oppression on their streets.

Rififi - Screening Monday 19th October, 9:30pm An acclaimed film noir classic that launched endless imitations, Jules Dassin's 1955 Palme Dor nominated masterpiece tells of a robbery gone wrong, and includes the now-infamous 28 minute silent heist scene.

Re-cycle - Screening Monday 26th October, 9:30pm Closing film in the Un Certain Regard program at Cannes 2006, the acclaimed Pang brothers push the boundaries with jaw-dropping special effects and breathtaking cinematography when a horror novelist falls into the pages of her latest novel.

Published October 1, 2009

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