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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21 Jul 2017 - 12:42 PM  UPDATED 21 Jul 2017 - 12:42 PM

Monday 24 July

The Forgiveness of Blood

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Albania, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Albanian
Director: Joshua Marston
Starring: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi
What's it about?
Siblings Rudina and Nik have a pretty normal life. Rudina is an A-student in high-school and Nik has just fallen in love with a fellow student. Their father runs a bread delivery service and uses a short cut through a neighbour's ground. The ground had actually belonged to Rudina's and Nik's family once. One day the conflict escalates and the neighbour gets killed by Rudina's and Nik's father and their uncle. From the director of Maria Full of Grace.

The Forgiveness of Blood Review

We Don't Need a Map

12:30PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Warwick Thornton
Starring: Warwick Thornton, Adam Briggs, Baluka Maymuru, Bill Harney, Bruce Pascoe, Dee Madigan, Ghassan Hage
What's it about?
Filmmaker Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought provoking ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape. Opening film of the Sydney Film Festival this past June.

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton's film We Don't Need A Map takes a journey through Australia's cultural and political landscape.

Who Am I

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2014
Genre: Thriller
Language: English, German
Director: Baran bo Odar
Starring: Tom Schilling, Elyas M’Barek, Trine Dyrholm, Antoine Monot Jr., Wotan Wilke Möhring
What's it about?
Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

The Fourth State

10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2012
Genre: Thriller
Language: Russian, English
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak, Mark Ivanir, Max Riemelt
What's it about?
Paul Jensen, a German tabloid journalist, moves to Russia and begins work at a gossip magazine in Moscow. Paul’s life is turned upside-down when he meets Katja, a beautiful activist who convinces him to run a politically oriented obituary in the magazine - an act that triggers a series of rapid-fire events in Paul’s life. Left to his own devices and on the run in the merciless Russian metropolis, Paul soon realises that he must face his own past to solve the political conspiracy against him.

Tuesday 25 July

Holy Business

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Poland, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: Polish
Director: Maciej Wojtyszko
Starring: Piotr Adamczyk, Adam Woronowicz, Patricia Kazadi
What's it about?
A couple of semi-estranged brothers at first feel they've been screwed by their father, who has left the bulk of his estate to the church after his passing. However, they then learn that they've been willed a car that may have been owned by the pope.

Le Havre

12:50AM, SBS

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: The resistance gets a dose of deadpan humour

Lebanon

2:35PM, SBS

MA15+
United Kingdom, 2009
Genre: Drama, War
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, French
Director: Samuel Maoz
Starring: Reymond Amsalem, Ashraf Barhom, Zohar Shtrauss, Michael Moshonov, Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran, Yoav Donat
What's it about?
Set in 1982, during the First Lebanon War, a lone tank and a paratrooper platoon is dispatched to search a hostile town – a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew are sitting ducks, stuck in a violent situation that they cannot contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival.

Lebanon Review

Wednesday 26 July

Suddenly

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Sweden, 2000
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Johan Brisinger
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Anastasios Soulis
What's it about?
Lasse (Michael Nyqvist) lives with his wife and their two sons in a comfortable middle-class home. When the family sets out on a car journey to visit the grandparents, an accident results in the death of Lasse's wife and youngest son. Overcome with grief and guilt, Lasse struggles to contain his sorrow, finally attempting to take his own life, despite the pressing needs of his surviving son, Jonas (Anastasios Soulis). Shaken by his own selfishness, Lasse takes Jonas to their summer house by the sea. In the small seaside community, comforted by sunshine and romantic possibilities, Lasse and Jonas are finally able to confront their overwhelming heartache and forge ahead with their lives.

Suddenly Review

The Evil Dead

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 1981
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor
What's it about?
When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest. Made on a tiny budget of $350,000, The Evil Dead launched the career of director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) and became an instant cult hit.

Evil Dead II

10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States of America, 1987
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie DePaiva, Denise Bixler, Richard Domeier
What's it about?
For this follow-up to his 1981 cult hit, writer-director Sam Raimi had a budget ten times the size of the first film's (3.6 million), and amped up the cartoonishness present in the original to create a sequel that stands on its own as one of the defining films of the horror-comedy genre. Here, Ash and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” Once they play the recording, an evil power is unleashed and takes over Linda’s body.

Here I Am

10:00PM, NITV (repeats Thursday 27th, 12:30PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Beck Cole
Starring: Shai Pittman, Pauline Whyman, Marcia Langton, Bruce Carter
What's it about?
Fresh out of prison, Karen (Shai Pittman), a beautiful, young Aboriginal woman, finds herself stuck on the streets. She finds sanctuary at a shelter for Aboriginal women where she begins the painful journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter.

Here I Am Review

Max Manus: Man of War

12:10AM, SBS

M
Norway, Denmark, Germany, 2008
Genre: Drama, History, War
Language: English, Finnish, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Russian
Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Starring: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Knut Joner
What's it about?
Based on the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union, through the outbreak of World War II in Norway until peacetime in 1945. When Norway is invaded by Germany, young saboteur Max Manus returns home to help in the fight against the occupation. But as the war drags on, Max is driven to alcoholism by his ability to survive as his colleagues die around him. 

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

2:20AM, SBS

M
France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Robert Guédiguian
Starring: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Gérard Meylan, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
What's it about?
Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. They have been in love for more than 30 years. Their children and grandchildren delight them. But this happiness will be shattered - along with their window - by two young men, armed and masked, who beat them, tie them up, snatch their wedding rings and flee with their credit cards. The shock will be all the more violent when they discover that this brutal attack was organised by one of the young workers laid off at the same time as Michel, by one of their own people.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro Review

Thursday 27 July

Desire

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Mexico, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Antonio Zavala Kugler
Starring: Leonor Varela, Lila Downs, Pedro Damián, Ari Borovoy, Christian Bach, Paulina Gaitan, Gerardo Taracena
What's it about?
A cast of residents in a traditional Mexican seaside town experience lust and passion in its many forms. Structured in eight chapters, each one tells the story of a particular coupling, a member of whom forms the basis for the next chapter.

Samson and Delilah

9:30PM, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Aboriginal
Director: Warwick Thornton
Starring: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson
What's it about?
Samson and Delilah's world is small - an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes, they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges. Winner of the Camera D'or (best debut feature) at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and regularly cited as one of the greatest Australian films of all time.

Samson and Delilah Review

The Madness of King George

12:15AM, SBS

PG
United Kingdom, 1994
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Starring: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett
What's it about?
The story of King George III of England's slide into insanity, and the political and royal back stabbing which results from his incapacitation. Despite being very amusing at times, this is a sad tale of medical practices in the later 1700s as well as an insight into life inside and around the royalty of the time.

The Madness of King George review

Friday 28 July

Medal of Honour

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, Romania, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Romanian
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Starring: Ion Iliescu, Doru Ana, Mircea Andreescu, Radu Beligan, Eugenia Bosanceanu
What's it about?
At the age of 75, Ion (Ion Iliescu) accidentally receives a Romanian Medal of Honor for some heroic actions back in World War II, a time that he barely remembers. Whilst gaining respect from his family, the medal forces Ion to reconsider his whole life.

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

12:00PM, NITV

Canada, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: Cree
Director: Alanis Obomsawin
What's it about?
Documentarian Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education for First Nations children, in safe and suitable schools. She brings together the voices of those who have successfully brought the Dream all the way to the United Nations in Geneva.

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant

7:30PM, NITV

PG
United Kingdom, 2005
Genre: Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: John Henderson
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Joel Tobeck, Rena Owen
What's it about?
A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey could ever conjure in Orlando, when they meet up with bad guys and a legendary creature.

Feu: Crazy Horse Paris

10:40PM, SBS

MA15+
France, 2012
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English, French
Director: Christian Louboutin
Starring: Lumina Classika, Nooka Karamel, Baby Light, Christian Louboutin, Liv Menot, Diva Novita, Fiamma Rosa, Yasna Snigoura, Psikko Tico, Loa Vahina, Zula Zazou
What's it about?
A captured performance by Parisian nude cabaret Crazy Horse, in a surreal show directed by French footwear designer Christian Louboutin. Louboutin calls Crazy Horse “an iconic monument of Paris, a monument to dance, a modern, dream- like idea of the celebration of women for women”.

Saturday 29 July

Dreams of a Life

3:05PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
United Kingdom, 2011
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Language: English
Director: Carol Morley
What's it about?
In 2003, the remains of Joyce Carol Vincent, aged 38, were found in her North London bedsit – three years after she died. Her skeleton was stretched out on the sofa, the television was still on, the Christmas presents unopened. Part documentary, part drama, part detective story, Carol Morley's inventive film attempts to solve the mystery behind Joyce's lonely death.

Dreams of a Life review
Read interview with director Carol Morley

Boyhood

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Tamara Jolaine
What's it about?
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is the story of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent in this ode to growing up and parenting.

Boyhood: Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane interview 
Boyhood Review

Boyhood

Anonymous

10:10PM, SBS

M
United Kingdom, Germany, 2000
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Rhys Ifans, Derek Jacobi, Joely Richardson, Xavier Samuel, Jamie Campbell Bower
What's it about?
Who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare?  Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Why You Should Watch: Anonymous

Tiny Furniture

11:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Lena Dunham
Starring: Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Grace Dunham
What's it about?
22-year-old Aura returns home to her mother’s NYC loft with a useless film theory degree, a boyfriend who’s left her to find himself, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her childhood best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring, and ill-advised romantic possibilities abound. Written, directed and starring Girls creator and ‘voice of a generation’ Lena Dunham, across from her real life mother Laurie Simmons, sister Grace Dunham and Girls co-stars Alex Karpovsky and Jemima Kirke.

Tiny Furniture Review

Linha de Passe

12:30AM, SBS

M
Brazil, 2008
Genre: Drama, Sport
Language: Portuguese
Director: Daniela Thomas, Walter Salles
Starring: Sandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Vinícius de Oliveira
What's it about?
This touching Brazilian drama by co-directors Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas focuses on four brothers' desperate attempts to rise out of the poverty of São Paulo's concrete slums with the odds stacked decidedly against them. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

Sunday 30 July

Showgirls

10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon
What's it about?
Nomi Malone, a mysterious young girl with the ambition to dance, embarks on a journey to Las Vegas to become a showgirl in a high-class hotel show. After a chance encounter, Nomi manages to obtain a spot in the 'Goddess' show. However, she soon realises that fame comes with a price. Her friendships, morals and soul are put to the test as she works her way up the ladder to become the star of the show.

The Movie Show original 'Showgirls' review

Like Chef, Like God

1:15AM, SBS

PG
Greece, 2004
Genre: Comedy
Language: Greek
Director: Stergios Niziris
Starring: Alexia Kaltsiki, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Giorgos Nakos, Giorgos Karamihos, Theodora Tzimou
What's it about?
Theodorakis' attitude to life is bright and breezy, and jobs and women come and go as he meanders through life in a vague search for meaning. His outlook changes, however, when his uncle forces him to become a chef and he discovers his penchant for all things culinary. However, he soon becomes obsessed with creating the perfect omelette, only to lose sight of the other important things in life.