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Monday 25 January

Burning Man

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

UK/Australia, 2011
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring: Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Rachel Griffiths
What's it about?
Tom, a British chef in a Sydney restaurant, seems to have decided there are no longer any rules he needs to obey. Whatever Tom is up to, his actions seem to be tolerated by those around him. As Tom descends into darkness, fragments of a different story begin to emerge. All the women in his world are trying in their own, very different ways to help put him back together.

Burning Man: Jonathan Teplitzky and Bojana Novakovic
Burning Man ★ ★ ★ ★ Review

Only God Forgives

11:50pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Denmark, 2013
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Burke
What's it about?
A violent tale of vice and retribution from Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). In the criminal underworld of Bangkok, ex-pat Julian runs a heroin ring with his brother. When his brother kills a teen prostitute and is then murdered by her father, Julian faces the grim choice of avenging his brother's death, or facing his mother's scorn.

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Only God Forgives: Nicolas Winding Refn interview
For actor Ryan Gosling, 'Only God Forgives' is like a drug
Only God Forgives Review


Tuesday 26 January


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

USA, 2011
Director: Cindy Meehl
Starring: Buck Brannaman, Robert Redford
What's it about?
Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Buck follows Brannaman, from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses: a real-life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. 

Meet the 'original Horse Whisperer', Buck Brannaman (Interview)
Buck Review


Wednesday 27 January

Cockneys vs Zombies

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

UK, 2012
Director: Matthias Hoene
Starring: Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Alan Ford, Harry Treadaway
What's it about?
A gang of bank robbers team up with the residents of an old people's home to try to survive a zombie outbreak.

Strippers vs. Werewolves

10:10pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

UK, 2012
Director: Jonathan Glendening
Starring: Adele Silva, Martin Compston, Billy Murray, Ali Bastian
What's it about?
When werewolf chief Jack Ferris is accidentally killed in a strip club the girls who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolfpack seek murderous retribution. 


12:10am, SBS

France, 2007
Director: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Starring: Chiara Mastroianni, Simon Abkarian, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve
What's it about?
A coming-of-age story about a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. The story follows Marjane as she outsmarts the 'social guardians' and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war.

Casting Aspersions: Voices speaks to Persepolis director


Thursday 28 January

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

USA, 2011
Director: Alex Stapleton
Starring: Pam Grier, Quentin Tarantino, Robert De Niro
What's it about?
Now in his sixth decade of producing low-budget genre flicks like Monster From the Ocean Floor, The Wild Angels and Rock 'n' Roll High School, Roger Corman also gave early breaks to aspiring filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Demme, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. They join a substantial roster of the Corman faithful in singing the praises of Corman and his unique brand of soft-spoken pragmatism in this documentary tribute.

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Review

Roger Corman in 'Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel' (2011)

Rock the Casbah

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

France/Israel, 2012
Director: Yariv Horowitz
Starring: Yon Tumarkin, Yotam Ishay, Roy Nik, Iftach Rave
What's it about?
This film depicts a harsh reality from a human perspective, portraying the individuals literally caught in the crossfire of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Set in 1989, during the first intifada, the film follows Tomer (Yon Tumarkin), one of four Israeli soldiers posted on the roof of a Palestinian home in Gaza, after one of their comrades has been killed in the neighbourhood.


Friday 29 January

Apocalypse Now Redux

9:30pm, SBS

USA, 2001
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando
What's it about?
From director Francis Ford Coppola comes the ground-breaking masterpiece, Apocalypse Now. During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Apocalypse Now Redux ★★★★★ Review
SBS: Epic Season


10:00pm, SBS 2

Japan, 2009
Director: Yôichi Sai
Starring: Ken'ichi Matsuyamaa, Kaoru Kobayashi, Kôichi Satô, Koyuki
What's it about?
Once a powerful ninja, Kamui decides to walk away from his violent ways and seek a peaceful life. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei, a fisherman who shares the former ninja's sense of honour. They become good friends, and life at the seaside seems idyllic. But one day, a band of pirates arrive - It seems that Kamui's past life is catching up to him.


Saturday 30 January

Kiki's Delivery Service

6:00pm, SBS 2

Japan, 1989
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Debbie Reynolds
What's it about?
Kiki, a young witch, has turned 13, and according to the ancient tradition she must leave home to find her own place in the world. She flies her broom to a coastal town where she finds a room above a local bakery, run by Mrs Osono, and sets up a delivery service. Kiki is doing fine until one day she discovers that her powers have disappeared - she cannot fly her broomstick and she can no longer communicate with her cat Jiji.

SBS 2: More All-Ages Adventures


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

USA, 2004
Director: Paul Haggis
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Don Cheadle
What's it about?
Conflict and racial tensions engulf the lives of a white couple who get car-jacked by two African-Americans, an African-American couple who are humilated by policemen, an Iranian small business-owner adopts measures to ensure his own safety and a pair of detectives are called to investigate a shooting crime.

Crash Review
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Sunday 31 January

Heart of a Lion

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

Finland, 2013
Director: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Laura Birn, Peter Franzén, Pamela Tola, Jasper Pääkkönen, Jussi Vatanen
What's it about?
Fresh out of prison, Teppo is looking to start a new life. But as the leader of a Neo-Nazi group, his options are limited. When he falls in love with Sari, a beautiful waitress who has a black son, he finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.

Prophet’s Prey

10:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

USA, 2015
Director: Amy Berg
Starring: Sam Brower, Nick Cave, Andrew Chatwin, Lori Chatwin
What's it about?
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil), Prophet’s Prey examines Fundamentalist Church leader Warren Jeffs’ life to show how he seized control of people’s lives, at the head of an organization worth hundreds of millions of dollars.


12:20am, SBS

India, 2010
Director: Mani Ratnam
Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai
What's it about?
An award-winning tale of revenge, love and betrayal featuring Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai. Outlaw and local hero Beera kidnaps the wife of the police inspector who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

Raavan Review


1:40am, SBS 2
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Belgium, 2009
Director: Peter Brosens, Jessica Hope Woodworth
Starring: Magaly Solier, Jasmin Tabatabai, Olivier Gourmet
What's it about?
A former war photographer and her physician husband are caught up in a riot when locals in an Andean village vent their unhappiness with contamination from a nearby mine. A visually striking feature set against the majestic backdrop of the high Andes in Peru. Nominated for Best Film at the 2009 Ghent International Film Festival.

Altiplano ★ ★ ★ ★ Review

The Silence

2:45am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Germany, 2010
Director: Baran do Odar
Starring: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Katrin Sass, Ulrich Thomsen
What's it about?
When 13-year-old Sinikka vanishes one summer's night, the police are reminded of an almost identical case they failed to solve 23 years previously. The events surrounding Sinikka's disappearance puzzle the police and torment her family - and force those involved in the original case to face their past. Based on Jan Costin Wagner's novel of the same name.

The Silence ★ ★ ★ ★ Review


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