• Movies leaving SBS On Demand this month include (l-r): The Girl With The Pearl Earring; Burning Man; Frances Ha; The Orphanage. (SBS Movies)
We say goodbye to some great movies this month. Catch them while you can.
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17 Jul 2017 - 1:14 PM  UPDATED 17 Jul 2017 - 1:14 PM

Click each image to play the film in full at SBS On Demand. Please note that the films on this list expire at various times throughout July. (If there is no 'play' button, the film is no longer available). 

 

The Angels' Share

MA15+
United Kingdom, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Ken Loach
Starring:  Paul Brannigan, William Ruane, Gary Maitland, Jasmin Riggins, Siobhan Reilly
What's it about?
The story of a young Glaswegian father who narrowly avoids a prison sentence. He is determined to turn over a new leaf and when he and his friends visit a whisky distillery, a route to a new life becomes apparent. This comedy directed by legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.

The Angels' Share review from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

The Angels' Share

The Last Elvis

M
Argentina, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Armando Bo
Starring: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez
What's it about?
In the unique world of the Buenos Aires celebrity-impersonator scene, “Elvis” Gutiérrez is a star. By day, though, he must contend with a dead-end factory job and an ex-wife who worries about how his obsessive behaviour affects their young daughter, Lisa Marie. Feeling more connected to his persona as the King than to his own family, Gutiérrez retreats from reality until a tragic accident interrupts his plans and forces him to grapple with his real-world responsibilities.

The Last Elvis

Frances Ha

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Language: [language]
Director: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen
What's it about?
Frances (Greta Gerwig) is a gangly 20-something who lives in New York, but is perennially broke, unfocussed and prone to mildly self-destructive behaviour. An apprentice for a dance company, Frances is also a klutz, but that does not stop her from chasing her dreams.  

Frances Ha: Noah Baumbach interview
Frances Ha review: Greta Gerwig is luminescently 'undateable'

Frances Ha

The Orphanage

MA15+
Spain, 2007
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language: Spanish
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Belen Rueda, Mabel Rivera, Roger Princep, Edgar Vivar, Fernando Cayo
What's it about?
A troubled woman (Belen Rueda) brings her family back to her childhood home, where she opens an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, an eerie sense of fear begins to set in, as things are revealed to be not quite as they seem.

The Orphanage Review

The Orphanage

Goal of the Dead

MA 15+
France, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: French
Director: Thierry Poiraud, Benjamin Rocher
Starring: Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot, Ahmed Sylla, Bruno Salomone, Patrick Ligardes, Xavier Laurent
What's it about?
Returning to his hometown for the first time since his big-money move to a major football club, Sam Lorit expects a joyful homecoming and a routine victory before the end of the professional season. But when one of the players is injected with contaminated steroids, it transforms him into a crazed, murderous monster. As the unknown rabies-like infection spreads like wildfire and turns the small town's inhabitants into ultra-violent and highly contagious zombies, bitter rivalries are inflamed, and the players, their entourage, and a ragtag band of local misfits are dragged into a brutal game for their lives. 

When the Man Went South

Tonga, 2014
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Tonga
Director: Alex Bernstein
Starring: Barnie Duncan, Kevin Keys, Monalisa Topui, Sesika Afu, Soane Prescott, Loketi Tatafu
What's it about?
A classic journey of discovery and survival in the remote South Pacific, a universal tale of courage and the search for wisdom.

Girl with a Pearl Earring

PG
United Kingdom, 2003
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Peter Webber
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Colin Firth
What's it about?
Griet (Scarlett Johansson) the young daughter of a poor family in 17th century Holland, is sent to work as a housemaid for the family of painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth), who lives by getting painting commissions from his patron, Van Ruijven (Tom Wilkinson). Griet’s arrival begins to unsettle the emotional balance of the family, and when Van Ruijven secretly demands that Vermeer paint her portrait for his private and very personal collection, Vermeer is inspired - but knows how badly his pregnant wife, Catharina (Essie Davis), will take it; he knows she can tell how drawn he is towards this young peasant girl with the vulnerable eyes and knowing smile.  

Girl with a Pearl Earring review: Scarlett Johansson is superb

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Puzzle

PG
Argentina, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Natalia Smirnoff
Starring: Maria Onetto, Arturo Goetz, Gabriel Goity
What's it about?
Maria's family gives her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back to the shop where they bought the gift for another puzzle. There her eye is caught by a notice on the message board: "Partner for puzzle tournament wanted". Maria musters her courage and, despite her family's misgivings, answers the announcement.

Puzzle

Burning Man

MA15+
United Kingdom, Australia, 2011
Genre:  Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring: Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Rachel Griffiths, Essie Davis, Anthony Hayes
What's it about?
The reckless, sexy, funny, moving and ultimately life-affirming story of Tom, a British chef in a Sydney restaurant, who seems to have decided there are no longer any rules he needs to obey. Whatever Tom is up to, his actions seem to be tolerated by those around him. As Tom descends into darkness, fragments of a different story begin to emerge. All the women in his world are trying in their own, very different ways to help put him back together.

Burning Man: Jonathan Teplitzky & Bojana Novakovic
Burning Man Review

Burning Man