Plan your trips to the cinema around our monthly snapshot guide of upcoming movies.
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SBS Film

28 Jan 2014 - 1:12 PM  UPDATED 22 Jul 2014 - 11:05 AM

Out February 6

Labor Day
(USA, drama)
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith
What's it about?
Director Jason Reitman adapts the Joyce Maynard novel about an escaped convict who hides out in the home of a single mother.

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The Past

(France/Italy, drama)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa
What's it about?
The Oscar winner behind A Separation, Asghar Farhadi, examines another broken marriage, this time following an Iranian man, his ex-wife and her new partner in Paris.

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

(UK/South Africa, drama, biography)
Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto
What's it about?
The Wire's Idris Elba takes on the role of the legendary late Nelson Mandela and his struggle to become South Africa's first democratically elected leader.

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Out February 13

Blue is the Warmest Colour
(France/Belgium/Spain, drama, romance)
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
What's it about?
The 2013 Palme d'Or winner from Tunisian-French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche tells the story of a transformative first love between two female teenagers.

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Dallas Buyers Club
(USA, drama, biography)
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
What's it about?
In his Golden Globe winning performance, Matthew McConaughey plays real-life AIDS patient-turned-accidental activist Ron Woodruff.

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Out February 20

Le Week-End
(UK, comedy, drama)
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum
What's it about?
Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are a long married British couple that re-visit Paris in an attempt to rekindle their love.


Nebraska

(USA, drama)
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
What's it about?
In this multiple Oscar nominee, legendary actor Bruce Dern and SNL alum Will Forte play father and son on a Midwest road trip.

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Wolf Creek 2

(Australia, drama)
Director: Greg Mclean
Starring: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn
What's it about?
Eight years after he terrorised three young travellers deep in the outback, killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) returns for more carnage and horror.


Out February 27

Gloria
(Chile/Spain, comedy, drama)
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Starring: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla
What's it about?
A free-spirited 58-year-old divorcée defies her boredom and loneliness to experience a fun new romance with an older gentleman.

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The Wind Rises
(Japan, drama)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Mae Whitman
What's it about?
Legendary Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) tracks the life and work of aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi.

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Out of the Furnace
(USA, drama)
Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson
What's it about?
Christian Bale and Casey Affleck play troubld brothers caught up with a dangerous criminal syndicate for the director of Crazy Heart.