Take a trip around the world this month with SBS ONE as we celebrate some of the finest  directors in contemporary world cinema.  
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SBS Film

31 Aug 2010 - 12:00 AM  UPDATED 3 Jul 2014 - 6:05 AM

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MODERN MASTERS SCHEDULE

Wednesday 1 September, 10pm
The Sea Inside

Director: Alejandro Amenabar
Starring: Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas

An Oscar-winning masterpiece about a quadriplegic's desire to die with dignity. Based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro, who was left a quadriplegic after a swimming accident some 28 years prior, the film focuses on the final months of Ramon's life and his attempts to win the right to an assisted suicide through the courts. Although this is a poignant and moving film, it is also full of humour.

Wednesday 8 September, 10pm
Lust, Caution

Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Tang Wei, Tony Leung

An espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai, in which a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr Yee.

Wednesday 15 September, 10pm
The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Romain Duras

28-year-old Tom is following in the footsteps of his thuggish father, who made his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, real estate deals. Tom has innate musical talent and is torn between dreams of being a concert pianist and the reality of life as a ruthless debt collector.


Wednesday 22 September, 10pm

Head-On

Director: Fatih Akin
Starring:Birol Unel; Sibel Kikelli

The tale of two lost souls, torn between desperation and an intense longing for hope, in which 20 year-old Sibel, desperate to escape the suffocating traditional discipline of her family, convinces disillusioned alcoholic Cahit to marry her.

 

Wednesday 29 September, 10pm
The Girl on the Train

Director: André Téchiné
Starring: Emilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Blanc

This tense thriller about modern culture, young woman becomes the centre of a media firestorm when she fabricates a story about being the victim of an anti-semitic attack on the Paris metro.