To celebrate the 20th anniversary of iconic Australian movie 'Shine', we look back at the inspirational story behind the film, and its enduring themes.
Why It’s Important
When Scott Hicks skipped out on his wife’s birthday party to visit Perth restaurant Riccardo’s in the mid-1980s, he couldn’t have guessed that he’d begun a chain of events that would produce one of Australia’s most celeb...
Celebrate Australian cinema with our fabulous season of homegrown movie classics every Saturday nights on SBS.
Saturday 5 March
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
8:30pm, SBSWatch now at SBS On Demand
(Australia, comedy/drama/LGBTQI, 1994)
MDirector: Stephan ElliottStarring: Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Bill HunterWhat's i...
The latest offering from director David Cronenberg is Eastern Promises – a thriller set in London that delves into the dark world of underage prostitution and the Russian mafia.
as lavish as it is menacing
World War II’s Russian campaign has produced no shortage of films attempting to depict the sheer savagery of the Eastern Front, from Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron in 1977, to Joseph Vilsmaier’s Stalingrad in 1993. Like the latter, Aleksandr...
This story required more deft handling than director Peter Kassovitz was able to supply.
In the Jewish ghetto in an unnamed Polish city in the winter of 1944, Jakob, (Robin Williams), a widowed former cafe owner, is caught out after curfew and, at the German HQ, accidentally hears a radio report that the Russian army is advancing....