When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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4 May 2017 - 3:54 PM  UPDATED 9 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Monday 8 May

Le Dep

1:15pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Canada, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Sonia Boileau
Starring: Eve Ringuette, Charles Buckell-Robertson, Marco Collin
What's it about?
A a psychological drama about Lydia, a young Innu woman who works at her father’s convenience store in a small First Nations community in rural Quebec. One night, as she prepares to close up shop, a masked robber enters the store and holds her at gunpoint. This traumatic experience becomes even more troubling when Lydia recognizes her assailant. Before long, she will have to make a decision that will forever change the course of her life.

Animal Kingdom

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

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Genre: Crime
Language: English
Director: David Michôd
Starring: Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Jacki Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn
What's it about?
Set amidst the explosive world of a family addicted to crime, as experienced through the eyes of a naïve 17-year-old youth who enters their lair. It’s the Wild West, where criminals and police wage their war on the city’s streets, while the innocent suffer the consequences.

Animal Kingdom review: Crime saga is shocking, brutal, brilliant
SBS VICELAND: Anti-hero season: Bringing out the best of the worst

Metro Manila

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

MA15+
UK, Philippines, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: Filipino
Director: Sean Ellis
Starring: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega
What's it about?
Seeking a better life, Oscar Ramirez and his family decide to move from the poverty stricken rice fields of the Northern Philippine mountain ranges and journey towards the capital mega city of Metro Manila. Upon arriving in the big city, it isn't long before they fall foul to various city inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of city survival. After landing a job as a driver for a truck company, he befriends Ong who forces Oscar to help in a robbery of the company.

SBS VICELAND: Anti-hero season: Bringing out the best of the worst

 

Tuesday 9 May

Mother Fish

12:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Vietnamese
Director: Khoa Do
Starring: Kathy Nguyen, Sheena Pham, Hien Nguyen
What's it about?
The story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980, Mother Fish goes inside the mind of Kim, one of the survivors. The present melds with the past as unassuming factory worker Kim relives the harrowing sea journey that she and her sister undertook in a creaky river boat in search of a better life.

Mother Fish Review

 

Wednesday 10 May

Donnie Darko

9:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Cult, Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Richard Kelly
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore
What's it about?
During the presidential election of 1988, a teenage boy named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days, six hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. As he tries to figure out why he survived, and tries to deal with people in his town, Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism.

Donnie Darko review: A shot at small-town repression

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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

M
USA, 2004
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood
What's it about?
Joel is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine, has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr Howard Mierzwiak, to get the same treatment. But as his memories of Clementine begin to fade, Joel suddenly realises how much he still loves her.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review: Love story told beautifully and backwards

Marshland

12:05am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Spain, 2014
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Language: Spanish, Turkish
Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Starring: Raul Arevalo, Javier Gutierrez, Antonio de la Torre
What's it about?
The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past.

Children of the Marshland Review

 

Thursday 11 May

When the Man Went South

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

M
Tonga, 2014
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Tonga
Director: Alex Bernstein
Starring: Soane Prescott, Kelepi Fonohema, Sione Ma'u 
What's it about?
A story about a Tongan hunter named, Flying Fox, who is instructed to set out on a journey by his village chief, Singing Whale , to learn about his strengths as a man. During his journey he meets two warring villages and attempts to mediate their differences. Flying Fox applies the lessons he learned on his journey when he returns to his home village to find trouble.

 

Friday 12 May

My Neighbour Totoro

7:45pm, NITV

PG
Japan,
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning
What's it about?
The story follows Satsuke and Mai, two young girls who find their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life.

Henry and June

11:30pm, SBS

 

MA15+

USA, 1990
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Uma Thurman, Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros
What's it about?
While travelling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, when June returns to France, an unexpected, and sometimes contentious, threesome forms.

Henry and June review: Very stylish story of scandalous love

 

Saturday 13 May

8 Mile

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Music, Drama
Language: English
Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer
What's it about?
Rap star Eminem stars in this semi-autobiographical tale of a white kid struggling in the hip-hop scene of 1995 Detroit. 8 Mile is filled with scintillating rap battles and is filmed in a gritty style which perfectly captures urban decay. 

8 Mile review: Go back to where it all started

 

Sunday 14 May

Another World

10:00pm, NITV

Italy, UK, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian, English
Director: Silvio Muccino
Starring: Silvio Muccino, Michael Rainey Jr., Isabella Ragonese, Greta Scacchi
What's it about?
Wealthy 20-something Andrea is pulled away from his slacker lifestyle in Rome to visit his dying father – a man who abandoned his son and now wants to reconnect before he dies – in Nairobi. When he arrives in Kenya, however, Andrea finds his father is in a coma. He also learns he has an 8-year old half-brother, Charlie. Andrea's girlfriend is unimpressed by the responsibilities this discovery is going to add to their carefree lives.

 

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