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Monday, 7 December

Rust and Bone

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
France, 2012
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Marion Cotillard, Corinne Masiero
What's it about?
Lonely and destitute, Ali leaves the north of France for his sister's house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. When Ali lands a job as a bouncer in a nearby nightclub, things start to look up for the itinerant father and son. A chance meeting with Stephanie, a beautiful killer whale trainer, develops into an unlikely romance after Stephanie suffers a tragic accident. Nominated for two Golden Globe awards in 2013, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress.

Rust and Bone Review
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Pan's Labyrinth

10:45pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Spain/Mexico/USA, 2006
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Sergi López, Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdu
What's it about?
In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. A richly imagined and exquisitely violent fantasy from writer-director Guillermo del Toro. Winner of multiple prestigious awards such as the 2007 Oscars for Best Achievement in Art, Cinematography and Makeup, and the 2007 BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language.

Pan's Labyrinth Review
SBS 2: Around the World in Eight Movies

Le Chef

12:10am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

France, 2013
Director: Daniel Cohen
Starring: Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Henri Payet
What's it about?
Jacky thinks his problems have been solved when he scores a unpaid cooking job at a luxury restaurant. But the head chef is facing a crisis of his own, when the new owner tries to replace him.

Le Chef Review

 

Tuesday, 8 December

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

8:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Sweden, 2011
Director: Göran Olsson
Starring: Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Stokely Carmichael
What's it about?
With fresh and candid archival footage, The Black Power Mixtape looks at the people, society, culture, and style that fueled an era of convulsive change.

 

Wednesday, 9 December

Angel Heart

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1987
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling
What's it about?
Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

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Rosemary's Baby

10:45pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1968
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
What's it about?
A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbours. Director Roman Polanski elicits uniformly extraordinary performance from the all-star cast in this adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling novel.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Here comes the Devil...

Castaway on the Moon

12:00am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
South Korea, 2009
Director: Hae-jun Lee
Starring: Ryeo-Won Jung, Jae-yeong Jeong
What's it about?
After failing to commit suicide by jumping from a bridge, Mr Kim is stranded on an isolated island in a Seoul river. Beginning a new back-to-nature life on the island, his exploits attract the curiosity of lonely recluse, and a love affair begins via a message in a bottle. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2010 Oslo Films from the South Festival.

 

Thursday, 10 December

The Double Hour

12:15am, SBS

M
Italy, 2009
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Starring: Gaetano Bruno, Antonia Truppo, Filippo Timi, Kseniya Rappoport
What's it about?
A chambermaid and a former cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a turn for the worse when her mysterious past is revealed. This fast-paced thriller won Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Film at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.

The Double Hour Review

 

Friday, 11 December

Hugo

7:30pm, SBS

PG
UK, 2012
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley
What's it about?
In 1930s Paris, young orphan Hugo lives a secret life in the walls of the Montparnasse train station. When he encounters a broken automaton, an eccentric girl and the cold reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a fantastic adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.

Hugo Review
SBS: Family Movies Season

Ip Man

10:00pm, SBS 2

M
Hong Kong, 2000
Director: Wilson Yip
Starring: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan
What's it about?
Donnie Yen stars as the eminent Wing Chun martial arts grandmaster, Yip Man, who was renowned for teaching Bruce Lee the secrets of the art he became famous for. Winner of Best Picture and Best Action Choreography at the 2009 Hong Kong Film Awards.

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Blue Velvet

11:10pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1986
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini
What's it about?
In this masterpiece by David Lynch, a college student stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more, perhaps too much. The strange world he's found lurking beneath his hometown's picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger.

 

Saturday, 12 December

Wolf

6:00pm, SBS 2

PG
France, 2009
Director: Nicolas Vanier
Starring: Nicolas Brioudes, Pom Klementieff, Min Man Ma
What's it about?
Filmed on location in the striking Siberian mountains, 16-year-old Sergei has been entrusted to drive his clan's reindeer herd across the summer pastures and protect them with his life against the wolves that hunt them. Trained from childhood to kill the dreaded wolves, he is forced to question his mission when he comes face to face with some wolf cubs and their mother.

SBS 2: All-Ages Adventures

Notes on a scandal

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2006
Director: Richard Eyre
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy
What's it about?
A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

SBS: Cate Blanchett season

Black and White

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, Australia, 2002
Director: Craig Lahiff
Starring: David Ngoombujarra, Ben Mendelsohn, Charles Dance, Robert Carlyle
What's it about?
Based on a real event in the late 50s in South Australia, when a young aboriginal man Max Stuart was convicted of murder of nine year old Mary Hattam, after confessing under duress. International News Media Baron, Rupert Murdoch, then publisher of the Adelaide "News," became the driving force behind securing a re-trial for Stuart.

Watch the original Movie Show review

 

Sunday, 13 December

Brewster's Millions

9:30pm, NITV

PG
USA, 1985
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee
What's it about?
An aging minor-league baseball player stands to inherit 300 million dollars if he can successfully spend 30 million dollars in 30 days without anything to show for it, and without telling anyone what he's up to... which is a lot harder than it sounds.

Jaffa

11:00pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Israel, 2009
Director: Keren Yedaya
Starring: Dana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz
What's it about?
In the heart of Jaffa, an Israeli town cohabited by Jews and Arabs, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years. As the two lovers are secretly making their wedding arrangements, tension builds between Meir and Toufik.

Lemon Tree

1:30am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Israel, 2009
Director: Eran Riklis
Starring: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman
What's it about?
The story of a Palestinian widow, Salma, who must defend her lemon tree grove when a new Israeli defence minister moves next door and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down for security reasons. Her only supporter in the struggle is the wife of the defence minister, Mira.

Lemon Tree Review

 

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