Escape Mondayitis with a movie season full of 'feels'. SBS 2, Mondays at 8.30pm
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22 Jul 2014 - 12:57 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:28 AM

Beautiful Lies

(Screened Monday July 28, 8.30pm)
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Director: Pierre Salvadori
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila
What's it about?
One fine spring morning, Emilie receives a love letter. It's beautiful, inspired, but it's also anonymous. She initially throws it into the trash can, before realising that it could be the way to rescue her mother, who has become isolated and alone since the departure of her husband. Without thinking further, she immediately sends the letter on to her. But Emilie doesn't yet know that her shy employee is the letter's author.

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Sunshine Cleaning

Monday August 4, 8.30pm

Director: Christine Jeffs
Starring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin
What's it about?
Once the high school cheerleading captain, Rose Lorkowski now finds herself a thirty something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah is still living at home with their dad, a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other specialised situations.

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2 Days in Paris

Monday August 11, 8.30pm

Director: Julie Delpy
Starring: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl
What's it about?
French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack live in New York, but try to revive their sluggish romance with a European holiday. Venice is a disaster when they both go down with gastroenteritis and they stop over in Paris for two days. The city is full of promise, except for Marion's overbearing parents who don't speak English, and her various, flirtatious ex-boyfriends who seem to pop up everywhere.
 
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Rabbit Without Ears 2

Monday August 18, 8.30pm

Director: Til Schweiger
Starring: Til Schweiger, Nora Tschirner, Matthias Schweighöfer
What's it about?
Yellow Press reporter Ludo and his childhood friend Anna share a flat together and are now in love. But when Ludo bumps into his ex girlfriend Marie  in a nightclub, and Anna's ex Ralf comes to stay for a few days, the young couple face strong emotions of jealousy and doubt in their relationship.

 

A Happy Event

Monday August 25, 8.30pm

Director: Rémi Bezançon
Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marmaï, Josiane Balasko
What's it about?
Barbara is a post-graduate student, while Nicolas is a clerk in a video store. After a humorous courtship, the pair begin a passionate romance that grows into relationship bliss. All too quickly they find themselves embarking on their biggest joint venture yet – their first child. But what begins as a life step they decide to embrace with joyful abandon, quickly starts to change shape as Barbara’s tummy swells with their unborn child and new pressures start to weigh on their relationship.

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