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1 Feb 2016 - 11:12 AM  UPDATED 8 Feb 2016 - 12:11 PM

Monday 1 February

Tangerine

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

MA15+
USA, 2015
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian
What's it about?
It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee  is back on the block after 28 days in prison. When she hears that her pimp boyfriend has cheated on her while she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumour. Their odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.

Tangerine: Sean Baker interview
SBS 2: Mardi Gras season

Blue is the Warmest Colour

11:10pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, 2013
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, Salim Kechiouche
What's it about?
Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who allows her to discover desire and assert herself as a woman and adult. Adele grows, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Blue is the Warmest Colour ★★★★★ Review
SBS 2: Mardi Gras season

 

Tuesday 2 February

Lucky

9:00pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
South Africa, 2012
Director: Avie Luthra
Starring: Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj, James Ngcobo
What's it about?
A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman. An odyssey marked by greed, violence and ultimately belonging, Lucky shows how a child's spirit can bring out decency, humility and even love in adults struggling to survive in the new South Africa.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Part 1)

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

MA15+
Sweden, 2009
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre
What's it about?
This is the extended, re-cut mini-series version of the Swedish adaptation. Investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired by industrial tycoon Henrik Vanger under the guise of writing a biography of Henrik and the Vanger family, while really investigating the 36-year-old disappearance of Henrik's niece Harriet. He teams up with the introverted and skilled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander.

7 reasons you should drop everything and watch the Millennium series
Strength of character: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo review

 

Wednesday 3 February

Piranha 3D

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

MA15+
USA, 2010
Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Adam Scott, Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss
What's it about?
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. 

Piranha 3D Review
SBS 2: Monster Movie Mayhem

Piranha

10:10pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1978
Director: Joe Dante
Starring: Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller
What's it about?
An insurance investigator and her local guide search the Lost River Lake area to find too missing teenagers. When stumbling on an abandoned military facility, they release by accident in the river some flesh-eating piranhas that were bred to use in the Vietnam war. The piranhas are heading straight to a nearby summer resort's lake and its guests.

SBS 2: Monster Movie Mayhem

The Tall Man

11:05pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2011
Director: Tony Krawitz
What's it about?
The Tall Man is the Walkley Award-winning documentary about the events on Palm Island that follow the death of local Indigenous man Cameron Doomadgee. On the morning of November 19, 2004, Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for public nuisance. An hour later he lay dead in a watchhouse cell. The program interviews the family, friends and residents of the community on the island as they struggle to understand what happened to Cameron and the tragic events that subsequently followed his death.

The Tall Man Review

Eyes Wide Open

12:40am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Israel/Germany/France, 2009
Director: Haim Tabakman
Starring: Zohar Strauss, Ran Danker, Tzahi Grad
What's it about?
Aaron, a married Orthodox Jewish father of four, falls in love with a homeless young yeshiva student named Ezri. Their relationship becomes emotional and sexual. Living in an ultra-Orthodox community, Aaron is torn between his family, his devotion to God and the intense feeling he has for Ezri.

Eyes Wide Open Review
SBS 2: Mardi Gras season

Another Year

2:25am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2010
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville
What's it about?
Married couple Gerri and Tom have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years but are surrounded, over the course of the four seasons of one average year,  by friends, colleagues, and family – who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Another Year: Mike Leigh interview
Another Year: Three key points about Mike Leigh

 

Thursday 4 February

Craigslist Joe

10:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2012
Director: Joseph Garner
What's it about?
In a time when America’s economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century’s new town square: Craigslist. Cut off from everyone he knew and everything he owned, Joe Garner embarked on a journey, armed with only a laptop, cell phone, toothbrush and the clothes on his back. For 31 days and nights, everything in his life would come from the Craigslist website. From transportation to food, from shelter to companionship, Joe must depend on the generosity of people who he had never met.

Rain in a Dry Land

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

M
USA, 2006
Director: Anne Makepeace
What's it about?
Rain in a Dry Land is a beautiful and warm documentary that unobtrusively follows two families from a Kenyan Somali refugee camp to the United States over a period of nearly two years.

In the House

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

MA15+
France, 2012
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Emmanuelle Seigner
What's it about?
A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. Nominated for six French César Awards, including Best Picture.

In the House Review
SBS On Demand: François Ozon Double Bill

 

Friday 5 February

Chinese Zodiac

9:30pm, SBS

M
Hong Kong, 2012
Director: Jackie Chan
Starring: Jackie Chan, Yao Xing-Tong, Shu Qi
What's it about?
A globe-trotting adventurer uses high-tech gadgets to seek out priceless relics in this action-packed thrill ride starring the one and only Jackie Chan. Winner of the 2013 Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography.

SBS: Lunar New Year season

The New Black

10:00pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Directors: Deborah Mailman, Leah Purcell, Adrian Wills, Dena Curtis
Starring: Rachel Maza, David Ngoombujarra
What's it about?
This collection of seven short films showcases the rising stars of the Indigenous filmmaking industry in Australia. Beautifully crafted by Indigenous writers and directors from around Australia, these short films illustrate the diverse storytelling abilities of Australia’s Indigenous filmmakers, while also sharing intimate depictions of Indigenous life.

Watch trailer
Read article: The New Black

The Man Who Loves

11:45pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Italy, 2008
Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi
Starring: Pierfrancesco Favino, Monica Bellucci, Kseniya Rappoport
What's it about?
The intriguing journey of a confused soul-searcher who tries to live up to the ideal of the perfect, loving relationship of his gay brother. Forty-year-old pharmacist Roberto is broken-hearted at the loss of his lover, but then later visits the same pain on the next woman with whom he becomes involved.

 

Saturday 6 February

The Triplets of Belleville

6:00pm, SBS 2

PG
France, 2003
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Starring: Lina Boudreau, Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda
What's it about?
When her grandson is kidnapped by the French mafia while competing in the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters - an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire - to rescue him. 

The Triplets of Belleville Review
SBS 2: All-Ages Adventures season

Chariots of Fire

8:30pm, SBS

PG
UK, 1981
Director: Hugh Hudson
Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell
What's it about?
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God, while Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. Winner of four Academy Awards in 1982, including Best Picture.

Joseph Fiennes a front runner for 'Chariots of Fire' sort-of sequel

Black and White

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

M
UK/Australia, 2002
Director: Craig Lahiff
Starring: Charles Dance, Robert Carlyle, David Ngoombujarra, Kerry Fox, Ben Mendelsohn
What's it about?
Based on a real event in the late '50s in South Australia, when 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 7 February

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

9:25pm, SBS
Watch now SBS on Demand

PG
UK, 1975
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
What's it about?
From the hilarious comedy troupe Monty Python, comes the story of King Arthur and his knights who embark on a low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles, including obnoxious French soldiers, a Three-Headed Giant and the dreaded Knights who say Ni.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

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

M
Australia, 1978
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Tommy Lewis, Jack Thompson, Ray Barrett
What's it about?
Jimmie Blacksmith is taken in by a white Minister and his wife, and raised to 'assimilate' into polite white society. He takes a wife and earns a living on local farms. However, he cannot escape prejudice and oppression, and after a series of setbacks, Jimmie erupts with extreme violence.

Watch Quentin Tarantino talk about 'The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith', one of his favourite Australian movies

The Women on the 6th Floor

11:30pm, SBS 
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
France, 2010
Director: Philippe Le Guay
Starring: Lola Dueñas, Natalia Verbeke, Fabrice Luchini, Carmen Maura, Sandrine Kiberlain
What's it about?
In Paris in 1962, wealthy stockbroker Jean-Louis lives a staid and bourgeois existence with his perfectly-presented socialite wife. But when the family's maid abandons them, into the residence comes Maria, who is young, hardworking and - quelle horreur! - Spanish. Forming a friendship with the other maids on the 6th floor, Maria soon sweeps the conservative Jean-Louis up into their wild and fun-loving world.

The Women on the 6th Floor Review

 

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