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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SBS Movies

9 Jul 2017 - 5:54 PM  UPDATED 13 Jul 2017 - 10:29 AM

Monday 10 July

Seraphine

12:00, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2009
Genre: Drama, War
Language: French
Director: Martin Provost
Starring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent
What's it about?
Based on a true story, Séraphine delves into the relationship between naïve painter Séraphine Louis (1864–1942) and art collector Wilhelm Uhde. In a little town north of Paris, Séraphine works as a maid for Madame Duphot, who rents an apartment to German art critic and dealer Wilhelm Uhde, an enthusiastic advocate of modern and primitive artists. In her spare time, Séraphine paints, with anything she can find – wine, mud, a mixture of fruits and flowers. When Wilhelm comes across one of her paintings, he is instantly mesmerized and insists that Séraphine show him the rest of her work. So begins a nurturing relationship that will expose Séraphine's work to the world. But as Séraphine paints her most inspired canvas, the power of her work leads her into the realms of madness.

Escobar: Paradise Lost

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Belgium, France, Spain, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Romance
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Brady Corbet
What's it about?
This gripping thriller looks at the life of the infamous Columbian drug lord in his later years, through the eyes of outsider Nick, a young surfer on a visit to his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he soon falls madly in love with a beautiful local girl called Maria. Everything seems perfect, until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar.

Blind Man

10:45PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2012
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Xavier Palud
Starring: Raphaëlle Agogué, Lambert Wilson, Jacques Gamblin
What's it about?
A gruesome double murder takes place in Paris. Detective Lassalle (Jacques Gamblin) initially suspects an ex-boyfriend of one of the victims, but his attention soon turns to Marvik (Lambert Wilson), whose lack of sight is made up for by his enhanced senses and quick reflexes. A cat and mouse game ensues.

Tuesday 11 July

About Her Brother

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Yôji Yamada
Starring: Ryô Kase, Yû Aoi, Tsurube Shôfukutei, Sayuri Yoshinaga
What's it about?
Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending death marks the beginning of love and toleration. From the director of the Oscar-nominated Twilight Samurai (2003).

About Her Brother Review

Puzzle

2:50PM, SBS

PG
Argentina, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Natalia Smirnoff
Starring: Maria Onetto, Arturo Goetz, Gabriel Goity
What's it about?
Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back to the shop where they bought the gift for another puzzle. There her eye is caught by a notice on the message board: "Partner for puzzle tournament wanted". Maria musters her courage and, despite her family's misgivings, answers the announcement.

Wednesday 12 July

Miss Granny

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
South Korea, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: Korean
Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang
Starring: Nah Moon-hee, Eun-Kyung Shim, Sung Dong-il, Hwang Jung-min
What's it about?
In her role as grandmother, Oh Mal-soon (Na Moon-hee) is outspoken, bossy and very hard to please. After years of objecting to almost everything, her family suggests she may be happier living away in a retirement home. Sad over the suggestion, Oh Mal-soon reacts by getting her 'funeral' portrait taken at a special studio – which magically transforms her into a 20-year-old woman.

Tyler Perry to produce English-language remake of Korean film 'Miss Granny'
Miss Granny review: Body swap comedy has heart - and hair

The Fly

9:05PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, United Kingdom, Canada, 1986
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
What's it about?
The Fly remains cult director David Cronenberg's biggest commercial success, and well as one of his very best films. It gave Jeff Goldblum one of his defining roles as Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist who attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation. Against all the expectations of the scientific establishment, his experiment has proven successful. But when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds himself transforming into something beyond human. 

Venus and Serena

9:30PM, NITV

M
United States, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Maiken Baird, Michelle Major
Starring: Venus Williams, Serena Willams
What's it about?
Venus and Serena takes an honest and unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of sisters and tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. Through the prism of one year in their lives, the film tells the untold story of how these two great stars came to be and how they struggle to stay on top.

SBS On Demand: 'Venus and Serena' charts the making of two champions

Cellar Dweller

10:55PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States of America, 1988
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: John Carl Buechler
Starring: Debrah Farentino, Yvonne De Carlo, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Deak, Brian Robbins
What's it about?
In the 1930s, a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony.

Brest Fortress

2:00AM, SBS

MA15+
Russia, 2010
Genre: History, War
Language: Russian
Director: Alexander Kott
Starring: Aleksei Kopashov, Anna Tsukanova, Veronika Nikonova, Pavel Derevyanko, Andrey Merzlikin
What's it about?
The Red Army’s defense of the Brest Fortress against the Nazis in June 1941 is one of the most resonant episodes of the Great Patriotic War. Based on the true story of how Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, the film looks at three main resistance zones headed by the regiment commander, Gavrilov.

Brest Fortress Review

Thursday 13 July

Gallants

12:00, SBS VICELAND

PG
Hong Kong, 2010
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: Cantonese
Director: Chi-kin Kwok, Clement Sze-Kit Cheng
Starring: Teddy Robin Kwan, Kuan Tai Chen, Siu-Lung Leung
What's it about?
Kung fu experts Tiger (Siu-Lung Leung) and Dragon (Kuan Tai Chen) were able to defeat any opponent until their master (Teddy Robin Kwan) fell into a long coma. Now they must protect their restaurant from encroaching gangsters on their own.

Amistad

9:30PM, NITV

M
United States, 1997
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Nigel Hawthorne, Anna Paquin, Pete Postlethwaite, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Razaaq Adoti, Stellan Skarsgard 
What's it about?
Based on actual events in 1838, Amistad is the story of captured African slaves who took over their transport ship in a bloody revolt with the hopes of returning back to their homeland. After the slaves are caught and imprisoned, their leader, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou), unable to understand the language or court system of America, tries to communicate his desire to return home to his defense lawyer, Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey), and former slave Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman). The men plead for help with their groundbreaking court case from former president John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins).  

Friday 14 July

September

12:00PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2007
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Peter Carstairs
Starring: Xavier Samuel, Clarence John Ryan, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Mia Wasikowska, Paul Gleeson, Tara Morice
What's it about?
Set in the Australian wheat-belt in 1968, September  is about two 15 year-old boys – one black, one white – whose friendship begins to fall apart under the stress of a changing world. The boys try to hold their friendship together in spite of the pressures imposed upon them by a turbulent social and political climate. 

September Review

The Cat Returns

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
Japan, 2002
Genre: Animation, Family
Language: Japanese
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Starring: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
What's it about?
Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking proposal of marriage to his son. Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world. The Cat Returns is a spin-off of 1995's Whisper of the Heart - it remains the studio's only spin-off or sequel film.

Saturday 15 July

Beasts of the Southern Wild

10:15PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Jonshel Alexander, Marilyn Barbarin, Kaliana Brower, Joseph Brown, Nicholas Clark, Henry D. Coleman
What's it about?
Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father Wink (Dwight Henry) in 'the Bathtub," a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs—and Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic feature, and nominated for four Academy Awards in 2013 including Best Picture. 

Beasts of the Southern Wild review: A Hurricane Katrina fantasy tale, set on the other side of the levees

Nobody Else But You

2:00AM, SBS

M
France, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Starring: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix, Olivier Rabourdin
What's it about?
David Rousseau (Jean-Paul Rouve) is a best-selling Parisian crime novelist, who has terrible writer’s block. Upon arriving in a small village, David hears about a local beauty named Candice Lecoeur (Sophie Quinton) who was found dead recently. Candice believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe after going under hypnosis, and her death is ruled a suicide caused by sleeping pills. Rousseau does not believe it though, and as the mystery around her death unravels it turns out to be stranger than fiction.

Sunday 16 July

Sandcastle

2:00AM, SBS

M
Singapore, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Boo Junfeng
Starring: Bobby Chen, Elena Chia, Bee Thiam Tan, Joshua Tan, Pin Pin Tan
What's it about?
Just before his enlistment into the army, a number of events and disclosures threaten to alter En's view forever. The boy from Singapore has his first taste of romance, he also experiences the death of his grandfather and grandmother's worsening dementia. All these events coupled with revelations about his mother and father contribute to En's new found outlook on life. Shown at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in the Critics Week section.