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Saturday, 21st Dec
Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly and Daisy and their cousin, Gracie, who in 1931, were forcibly removed from their mothers and their home in Jigalong and moved over fifteen thousand miles away, as a part of official 'White Australia' Government policy. Molly leads her younger sister and cousin on a brave escape and in a bid to find their way home, following, on foot, the rabbit-proof fence that cuts across the Gibson Desert and towards Jigalong. (Australia) (Film) (Drama) PG(A) CC
Movie Mayhem: Death Note
A law student, disillusioned by the justice system, gets hold of a mystical notebook that gives him the power to kill by writing down a victim's name. He starts to bring criminals to justice himself by killing them using the notebook. A dark fantasy based on a successful manga series that was a huge box office success in Japan. Directed by Shusuke Kaneko and stars Tatsuya Fujiwara, Asaka Seto and Kenichi Matsuyama. (From Japan, in Japanese) (Thriller) (2006) (Rpt) M (H,V)
The Strength Of Water
Soon after a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated town on the rugged coast of New Zealand, 10-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody, are forced apart by a tragic accident. Kimi must find the strength to deal with his loss. Nominated for Best Children's Feature Film at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Directed by Armagan Ballantyne and stars Isaac Barber, Hato Paparoa and Melanie Mayall-Nahi. (From New Zealand) (Drama) (2009) M (V)
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. (From Japan, in English) (Anime) 2002 (Rpt) M (V) CC WS
Sunday, 22nd Dec
Girls On Top 2
The girls are back! In the bright, breezy sequel to the hugely popular Girls on Top, they're older, no wiser, and looking to move out of home and find an apartment together. As usual, nothing is quite as it seems, and their new boyfriends may be just too good to be true. Riotous and sexy fun! Directed by Peter Gersina and stars Diana Arnft, Jasmin Gerat and Karoline Herfurth. (From Germany, in German) (Comedy) (2004) (Rpt) M (L,S)
Fragments Of Antonin
In a military hospital shortly after the end of the Great War, Antonin, a deeply traumatised veteran, has lost his memory and the ability to communicate. An emotive story of the rehabilitation of a returned WWI soldier. Nominated for a César Award in 2007. Directed by Gabriel Le Bomin and stars Gregori Derangere, Anouk Grinberg and Aurelien Recoing. (In French, English subtitles) (War) (2006) (Rpt) MA (V,A)
Monday, 23rd Dec
A young man's life gets turned upside down when he discovers that his one night stand is pregnant...and she's fallen in love with his mother. A frank look at gleeful debauchery in Iceland. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur and stars Victoria Abril, Hilmir Snær Guonason and Hanna María Karlsdóttir. (From Iceland, in English and Icelandic) (Comedy) (2000) (Rpt) MA (S,L,A)
Tuesday, 24th Dec
Asterix And Obelix Vs Caesar
A madcap, big budget live-action version of the much-loved comic. Caesar himself decides to investigate the village when they do not pay their taxes. Non-stop fun with an all-star cast. Directed by Claude Zidi and stars Gerard Depardieu and Roberto Benigni. (From France in French, English subtitles) (Comedy) 1999) (Rpt) PG WS
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale - This darkly hilarious Christmas tale follows the capture of Santa during an archaeological dig in the depths of Finland’s mountains. But this is a murderous Santa, and his psychotic elves are determined to free him. (From Finland, in Finnish and English) (Drama) (2012) M (H,N,V,L)
Love In A Puff
After Hong Kong implements an indoor smoking ban, an impulsive seven-day affair begins between two people who meet at a popular gathering spot for office smokers. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards. Directed by Pang Ho-Cheung and stars Miriam Yeung, Shawn Yue and Singh Hartihan Bitto. (From Hong Kong, in Cantonese) (Comedy) (2010) (Rpt) M (S,L)
SBS Film Guide to...
This December, we're celebrating Oz film by screening four classic titles.
Get ready to roar for our week-long fest of freaks and beasts.
Marc Fennell dabbles in the dark side, with a season devoted to Very Bad Deeds.