Wes Anderson returns to cinemas with another gorgeous creation, while Roman Duris makes the move to New York City. See below for more April highlights.
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SBS Movies

25 Mar 2014 - 2:02 PM  UPDATED 20 Mar 2015 - 12:18 PM

Out April 3

The Lego Movie

(USA, Animation/adventure/comedy)
Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Starring: Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie
What's it about?
The directing duo behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the movie reboot of 21 Jump Street turn their winning wit to the world of Lego and its colourful cast of characters. 

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Muppets Most Wanted

(USA, Adventure/comedy/crime)
Director: James Bobin
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey
What's it about?
Jim Henson’s lovable creations find themselves in a spot of bother when they become entangled in a jewel heist while on a world tour. Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell join in on the fun.

 

Out April 10

Any Day Now

(USA, drama)
Director: Travis Fine
Starring: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva
What's it about?
Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt play a gay couple who battle the legal system for the right to adopt an abandoned 14-year-old boy with Down Syndrome. Based on a true story from the 1970s.

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Read interview with director Travis Fine


Divergent

(USA, Action/adventure/sci-fi)
Director: Neil Burger
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
What's it about?
Shailene Woodley from The Descendants gets her chance to carry a young adult franchise, in this case the adaptation of Veronica Ruth’s novel about a future society that’s divided into five factions of differing virtues. 


The Grand Budapest Hotel

(USA, comedy/drama)
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Mathieu Amalric
What's it about?
Director and stylist extraordinaire Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom) follows the comings and goings of guests and the staff alike within a famous hotel in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka.

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Read interview with cast

 

Out April 17

Chinese Puzzle

(France, Comedy/drama/romance)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France
What's it about?
The gang behind Russian Dolls and The Spanish Apartment take their relationship troubles to New York. Roman Duris’ single father heads to the Big Apple to be closer to his two young children.

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Like Father, Like Son

(Japan, drama)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki
What's it about?
Japanese director and SBS regular Hirokazu Koreeda (Air Doll, Nobody Knows) spotlights the saga of two families that accidently swapped babies six years earlier. Winner of the 2013 Cannes Jury Prize.

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Only Lovers Left Alive

(UK/Germany/France/Cyprus/USA, drama/horror/romance)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska
What's it about?
U.S. indie icon Jim Jarmusch combines his love of music and offbeat outcasts into this vampire tale about a musician (Tom Hiddelston), his centuries-long lover (Tilda Swinton) and her little sister (Mia Wasikowska).

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Watch interview with director Jim Jarmusch and actors Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton


The Finishers

(France, drama/sport)
Director: Nils Tavernier
Starring: Jacques Gamblin, Alexandra Lamy, Fabien Héraud
What's it about?
In Nice, a mother (Alexandra Lamy) encourages her distant husband (Jacques Gamblin) to reconnect with their wheelchair-bound teenage son (Fabien Héraud) by entering an Ironman Triathlon together.

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Watch interview with director Nils Tavernier


The Invisible Woman

(UK, biography/drama/romance)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas
What's it about?
In his second film as director, Ralph Fiennes looks at the passionate and secret love affair between legendary author Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), a much younger theatre actress.

 

Out April 24

Transcendence

(USA, action/drama/sci-fi)
Director: Wally Pfister
Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman
What's it about?
Christopher Dolan’s regular DOP, Wally Pfister (Inception, The Dark Knight) makes his directorial debut with this sci-fi epic about an ambitious researcher’s controversial Artificial Intelligence experiment.