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12 Apr 2017 - 4:07 PM  UPDATED 18 Apr 2017 - 1:20 PM

Monday 17 April

Footnote

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Israel, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew
Director: Joseph Cedar
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Shlomo Bar Aba, Yuval Scharf 
What's it about?
Winner of the 2011 Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, Footnote is a turbulent tale about family, success and the power of language. Ezekiel is a grizzled and unpopular professor whose life’s dream to win the Israel Prize has seemingly been dashed from him. Uriel is his bright young son, whose work is consistently awarded and recognised around the country. One day Ezekiel receives a phone call saying he has won the Israel Prize and is ecstatic, but it is later revealed to Uriel that his father was mistaken called and he is the actual winner. Uriel must decide whether to dash his father’s dreams once more, or let him live a lie.

Footnote: Lior Ashkenazi interview
Footnote Review
Richard Gere on the desperate but optimistic 'Norman' and 'Pretty Woman' original ending

National Lampoon's Animal House

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1978
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom
What's it about?
When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry and Kent attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on 'Double Secret Probation' and secretly assigned Omega's president the task of having their charter revoked.

SBS VICELAND: April Fools movie season
Why You Should Watch: Animal House

Jawbreaker

10:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1999
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Darren Stein
Starring: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz
What's it about?
In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie, Foxy, and Courtney pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl accidentally swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. The cool and calculating Courtney tries to cover the crime.

SBS VICELAND: April Fools movie season

 

Tuesday 18 April

The Women on the 6th Floor

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
France, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: French, Spanish
Director: Philippe Le Guay
Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Carmen Maura, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke
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
Read our interview with Carmen Maura

 

Wednesday 19 April

Le Havre

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
France, Germany, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Finnish, French
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: André Wilms, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen
What's it about?
From legendary filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki comes this Cannes award-winning French film. Marcel Marx is an aging shoe shiner who lives in the town of Le Havre, having moved there years ago in voluntary exile from his home country. When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in his city, Marx takes pity on him and welcomes him into his home.

Le Havre: Aki Kaurismaki interview
Le Havre Review

Bone Tomahawk

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Horror, Western, Adventure, Drama
Language: English
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Starring: Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson
What's it about?
During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the prisoner and his nurse.

SBS VICELAND: Kurt vs. Cage movie season

Kurt Russell stars in the 2015 western-horror hybrid Bone Tomahawk, showing this Wednesday 27th March at 8:35PM
 

Thursday 20 April

Mad Bastards

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Brendan Fletcher
Starring: Lucas Yeeda, John Watson, Greg Tait, Ngaire Pigram, Dean Daley-Jones
What's it about?
TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who's sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son.

Mad Bastards Review

Muscle Shoals

12:15am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
What's it about?
A compelling documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as 'I'll Take You There', 'Brown Sugar', and 'When a Man Loves a Woman'. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white musicians together to create music that would last for generations.

Muscle Shoals Review

 

Friday 21 April

Under The Hawthorn Tree

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
China, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Yimou Zhang
Starring: Taalaikan Abazoya Zhou Dongyu 
What's it about?
Jing, an innocent high school girl, is sent to a remote mountain village for ‘reeducation’ during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. With her father imprisoned and her mother struggling to support three children, Jing must behave for the authorities in order to return to her family. Her quiet existence is disrupted when she falls for Sun, the charming son of an elite military family. Their difference in social backgrounds makes a relationship unthinkable, but their connection is fierce and passionate. Will Jing risk everything to be with the one she loves?

Frog Dreaming

7:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 1986
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Language: English
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring: Henry Thomas, Tony Barry, Rachel Friend, John Ewart, Katy Manning
What's it about?
Convinced there is an underwater monster in a nearby dam, Cody and his close friend Wendy embark on a journey that will take them into the very shadow-land of mystery and intrigue.

Why You Should Watch: Frog Dreaming

Zero Dark Thirty

8:30pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton
What's it about?
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. This film reunites the Oscar-winning team of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man. Nominated for five Academy Awards in 2013, including Best Picture.

SBS: War movie season
Zero Dark Thirty review: Fact blurs with fiction into a crackerjack thriller

Us

11:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Sweden, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Mani Maserrat Agah
Starring: Gustaf Skarsgard, Anna Åström, Rebecca Ferguson, Sten Ljunggren
What's it about?
This is a story of Ida and Krister. It's about a relationship that goes to hell. They are both crazy in love but manage to strangle the supply of oxygen and adapt to each other in a way that will lead to catastrophic consequences.

 

Saturday 22 April

The Look of Love

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

MA15+
UK, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton, Imogen Poots
What's it about?
Based on the outrageously true story of Paul Raymond, who once held the title of the Richest Man in Britain. Raymond's notorious journey to success began in 1958, when he opened a ground-breaking gentlemen's nightclub that was so hot no man could resist. His personal life was as scandalous as his shows. His marriage to Jean Bradley fell apart when he met Fiona Richmond, a glamour model who became a pin-up star of his shows and magazines. The love of his life, however, was his daughter Debbie, who followed in his footsteps, plunging headfirst into a world of excess.

SBS VICELAND: Brit Grit movie season
The Look of Love Review

Sightseers

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

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Dan Charles
What's it about?
In this black comedy, Chris and Tina take a longed-for caravanning holiday together in Yorkshire. Events soon conspire against the couple and their romantic freedom morphs into something else: a strange and sociopathic taste for violence.

Sightseers: Ben Wheatley interview
Sightseers Review
SBS VICELAND: Brit Grit movie season

 

Sunday 23 April

Heart of a Lion

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

MA15+
Finland, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Finnish
Director: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Peter Franzén, Laura Birn, Pamela Tola, Jasper Pääkkönen
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. Meeting Sari, a beautiful waitress, leads to unforeseen complications.

 

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