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26 Apr 2017 - 1:55 PM  UPDATED 1 May 2017 - 4:19 PM

Monday 1 May

Scarface

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1983
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer
What's it about?
Oscar winner Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film. Scarface follows the violent career of a small-time Cuban refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami's cocaine empire. Failing to make it legitimately, Tony and his friend Manny Ray turn to a life of crime, building a successful drug empire in 1980s Miami. But, as Tony's power grows, so does his list of enemies, ego, and paranoia.

Read more: Scarface's impact on hip-hop culture

Sleepless Night

11:45pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Luxembourg, France, Belgium, 2011
Genre: Thriller, Action
Language: French
Director: Frédéric Jardin
Starring: Tomer Sisley, Julien Boisselier, Serge Riaboukine
What's it about?
Vincent uses his role as a police detective to enact a drug heist, but everything goes wrong he is stabbed and the drug carriers he is robbing discover his identity. Vincent escapes with a huge bag of cocaine, but soon discovers his loot belongs to powerful mob boss/nightclub owner named Jose who kidnaps Vincent's son in hopes to reclaim his property. Vincent has until the end of the night to return the stash and save his son.

Sleepless Night Review

 

Tuesday 2 May

Lorna's Silence

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

M
Belgium, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Albanian
Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Starring: Arta Dobroshi, Alban Ukaj
What's it about?
Arta Dobroshi is hypnotic as Lorna in this 2008 Cannes Film Festival winner. Albanian immigrant Lorna falls under the thumb of a gangster when she participates in a sham marriage to a heroin addict in order to gain permanent residency and a job in Belgium. Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2008.

Lorna's Silence Review

 

Wednesday 3 May

The Hedgehog

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: French, Japanese
Director: Mona Achache
Starring: Garance Le Guillermic, Josiane Balasko, Togo Igawa
What's it about?
This melancholic but ultimately uplifting film adaptation of Muriel Barbery's novel, directed by Mona Achache has swept film festivals around the world. Paloma is a deep thinker, a pessimistic 11-year-old girl who resolves to kill herself on her 12th birthday. When she discovers kindred spirits in a new Japanese neighbour and a reclusive widow, Paloma develops a new outlook on life.

My Favourite Film: The Hedgehog (Le Hérisson)
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The Hedgehog Review

The World According to Garp

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1982
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow
What's it about?
Academy Award winner Robin Williams, Glenn Close and John Lithgow star in this film based on John Irving's expansive, offbeat best-selling novel. When Jenny Fields decides to become a mother, she has no intention of finding a husband or of having marital sex. She avails herself of an unconscioius, mortally wounded soldier's libido. And so begins Garp's life, destined to be anything except what Garp desires most: normal.

Swingers

11:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1996
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham
What's it about?
A transplant New Yorker attempting to acclimate to Los Angeles, Mike Peters is struggling to both boost his comedy career and get over his last relationship. A self-proclaimed master of seduction, Mike's friend, Trent Walker, tries to show him how to make connections and get the attention of women. Slowly moving toward regaining his confidence, Mike meets the gorgeous and down-to-earth Lorraine, sparking a welcome new romance.

Swingers review: A sweet and funny indie comedy

 

Thursday 4 May

Aftershock

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Starring: Xu Fan, Zhang Jingchu, Li Chen
What's it about?
After a massive earthquake hits Tangshan in 1976, two seven-year-old twins are trapped beneath the rubble. Rescuers can save only one child, and their mother must make a heart-breaking decision. Left for dead, the other twin miraculously survives but having overheard her mother's choice, refuses to reveal her identity. Winner of three Asian Film Awards in 2011.

Aftershock review:

Boy

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

M
New Zealand, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Mavis Paenga
What's it about?
Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy's other hero, his father, Alamein, is the subject of Boy's fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, ware hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality, he's "in the can for robbery". When Alamein comes home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for. 

Boy review: A rose-coloured ode to the '80s

The Maid

12:15am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Chile, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Sebastián Silva
Starring: Claudia Celedón, Edgar San Juan, Issa Guerra, Gregorio González
What's it about?
Raquel is a loyal maid who has served a family for 20 years. But despite raising her employer's four children, she remains emotionally distant from the family. When she falls ill, Raquel must confront her hard-hearted loneliness. A multi-award winning film, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

The Maid review:

 

Friday 5 May

Wolf Children

7:45pm, NITV (repeated Sat. 6 May at 1:00pm)
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Japan, 2012
Genre: Animation/3D, Fantasy
Language: Japanese
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring: Momoka Ohno, Yukito Nishii, Aoi Miyazaki, Haru Kuroki
What's it about?
Hana was a student before she was a mother; bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved him fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn't know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life.

Mamma Mia!

8:35pm, SBS

PG
USA, UK, Germany, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Language: English
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth
What's it about?
Sophie has a problem, it's almost her wedding day and she doesn't know who her father is. After commandeering her mother's old journal, she learns of 3 potential suitors and invites them all to her wedding. Surely she will be able to figure out which is her father so he can walk her down the isle. Set on a Greek island, the story unfolds to a wealth of classic 70's ABBA songs.

The Four

10:45pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
China, 2012
Genre: Action, Foreign
Language: Mandarin
Director: Gordon Chan, Janet Chun
Starring: Ronald Cheng, Collin Chou, Deng Chao, Liu Yifei
What's it about?
A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital city of the Song Dynasty. 

Young and Wild

11:05pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Chile, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish
Director: Marialy Rivas
Starring: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna
What's it about?
Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex. But her lifestyle is in direct conflict with her well-to-do, strict evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. She finds an outlet by detailing her naughty ruminations and exploits on her blog "Young & Wild" to her eager online followers. She dates handsome and pious Tomas, but maybe Antonia, the really cute girl at work, is more her speed. As she struggles to balance both relationships, Daniela learns that having it all - sex, love and eternal salvation - is more complicated than she ever imagined.

 

Saturday 6 May

Jimi: All is by My Side

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

M
Ireland, UK, USA, 2013
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: John Ridley
Starring: André Benjamin, Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots
What's it about?
Outkast's Andre 3000 stars in a flawless performance as the iconic Jimi Hendrix in the directorial debut of the Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley. In 1966, an unknown guitarist named James Hendrix leaves New York for London, changes his name to Jimi and begins to make his mark in the world of rock music. With his defining performance at Monterey Pop festival still a year away, Hendrix learns the tricks of the trade before eventually transforming into a triumphant icon of sixties counterculture.

Jimi: All is by My Side Review

The Harder They Come

10:40pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Jamaica, 1972
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Music
Language: English
Director: Perry Henzell
Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw
What's it about?
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name for himself. Robbed of his money, he finds work with a self-righteous preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits naïve hopefuls. Ivan's dream of stardom soon becomes a reality as he rises to the top of the pop charts and the most-wanted lists.

 

Sunday 7 May

Uncle Buck

3:45pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1989
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Language: English
Director: John Hughes
Starring: John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin
What's it about?
As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry.

Walt Disney (Part 2)

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

PG
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
What's it about?
Walt Disney - never has a person held such a commanding place in American life. Yet as familiar as his work was to young and old alike, Disney himself was something of an enigma. To his fierce defenders, Disney was a visionary artist and entrepreneur who had changed American popular culture for the better, grounding it once again in a spirit of hopeful promise and shared values. To his detractors, Disney represented everything that was wrong with American culture, from its saccharine sentimentality and simplification of history to its redirection of our attention from reality to fantasy. His life and legacy are unravelled in this intimate biography.

Borat

9:50pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Comedy
Language: Hebrew, English, Kazakh
Director: Larry Charles
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Pamela Anderson, Ken Davitian, Luenell
What's it about?
Sacha Baron Cohen brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen. Borat travels to America to make a documentary. Travelling across the nation, he meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him, exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.

Read: 10 years on, 'Borat' is a mirror to our times

The Ringer

11:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2005
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Barry W. Blaustein
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Brian Cox, Katherine Heigl
What's it about?
Pressured by a greedy uncle and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when Steve's fellow competitors get wise to the con, they inspire him to rise to the greatest challenge of all: becoming a better person.

 

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