&Privé HD celebrates the birthday of the master-storyteller – Steven Spielberg
Catch some of Spielberg’s best works from 18th – 22nd December, 11PM onwards only on &Privé HD
Visionary, enigmatic, magnanimous, revolutionary! These are just some of the words to describe the extraordinarily gifted filmmaker, Steven Spielberg. Considered as one of the founding members of the new Hollywood era, the iconic director-producer has touched the lives of millions with his nuanced films creating a cinematic experience like no other. In honour of the living legend’s 71st birthday on 18th December, &Privé HD, the premium English movie channel, presents Club Privé: Spielberg Edition – a curation of five of Spielberg’s best movies exploring different sides of human emotions. The special will air from 18th to 22nd December at 11 pm only on &Privé HD.
A master of emotions and technique, Spielberg is undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities of all time. Winner of 3 Academy awards and 7 nominations, he is known for his signature filmmaking style with an enviable filmography. Spielberg’s films have been instrumental in revolutionizing the film industry and refining the views of its audience, as each of his movies compels the audience to delve deeper into the lives of their protagonists and feel the other side of cinema.
The Club Privé: Spielberg Edition is in line with the channel’s promise of presenting quality cinema to its discerning non-conformist viewers. Upholding its promise to deliver the finest films to its perceptive audience, &Privé HD celebrates the filmmaker extraordinaire with movies that highlight the intricacies of their characters. Each of the carefully curated films deliver a distinct insight to the audience, presenting them with multiple layers that appeal to their appetite for cinema that touches the soul. The line-up of movies includes:
Bridge of Spies (18th December, 2017)
Starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer (Donovan) tasked with coordinating a prisoner exchange, the film is a Cold War tale of moral principles colliding with the imperatives of national security. It not only unfolds the story behind how Donovan bargains for the exchange, but also entices audiences to root for a soviet spy as he is returned to his country.
The Terminal (19th December, 2017)
Starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta Jones, the film depicts heart-warming story of an immigrant, who finds himself stranded in a busy New York airport terminal due to unseen circumstances. Nevertheless, he makes the best of his situation, essentially adopting the terminal as his home, befriending the staff and even falling in love with one of the flight attendants.
Super 8 (20th December, 2017)
The cult classic sees six teens making a zombie movie and get caught up in a military cover-up involving a mysterious beast. It projects how the unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
Amistad (21st December, 2017)
Relating to the American cultural landscape, this courtroom drama is based on the true story of the events in 1839 aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of their captors’ ship off the coast of Cuba, and the international legal battle that followed their capture by a U.S. revenue cutter. With the justice system and defence attorneys all presenting a different viewpoint, the film explores the different opinions of each character, and how each is crucial to the final verdict.
Catch Me if You Can (22nd December, 2017)
Starring powerhouse performers Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hanks, the film illustrates the events of a successful con artist and master of deception. While the film shows Frank as a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds, it also highlights the story of Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) as a sharp cop on Frank’s tail. A deeply moving coming of age black comedy that follows the true story of Frank Abagnale, one of the most famous con-artists in history.
Since its launch, &Privé HD has presented some of the most-awaited critically-acclaimed movies for its audience. With Club Privé: Spielberg Edition, it’s time to raise a toast to Steven Spielberg and the sheer brilliance of his work.
Tune-in to &Privé HD from 18th to 22nd December, at 11 pm