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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2 Aug 2017 - 4:07 PM  UPDATED 8 Aug 2017 - 5:11 PM

Monday 7 August

Footnote

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Israel, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew
Director: Joseph Cedar
Starring: Alma Zack, Alisa Rosen, Shlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenazi
What's it about?
Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and a Best Foreign Language Film nominee at the 2012 Oscars, this is the story of a rivalry between a father (Shlomo Bar-Aba) and son (Lior Ashkenazi). Both are eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work at the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. One day, the tables turn and the two men switch places when the father learns he is to be awarded the most valuable honour one can receive. His desperate need for recognition is betrayed, his vanity exposed. Uriel is torn between pride and envy. Will he sabotage his father’s glory? 

Footnote: Lior Ashkenazi interview
Footnote Review

Gimme Shelter

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States of America, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ron Krauss
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones, Ann Dowd
What's it about?
Agnes "Apple" Bailey has been in and out of foster care for years, and her mother June is an abusive addict who only wants her for the welfare money she provides. She decides to run away and go in search of her absent father, whom she discovers is now a wealthy Wall Street broker with a family. He agrees to take her in, but she's quickly forced out again when he and his wife learn she's pregnant and don't agree with her decision to keep the baby.

Youth (2013)

10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Israel, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew
Director: Tom Shoval
Starring: Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Shirli Deshe, Moshe Ivgy
What's it about?
Yaki and Shaul are teenage brothers who share a strong, almost telepathic connection. With Yaki enlisted to the army, he is given a rifle, which leads them to undertake an amateur kidnapping that goes terribly wrong. 

Tuesday 8 August

Micmacs

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: French
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Nicolas Marié, Dany Boon, Yolande Moreau, André Dussollier, Jean-Pierre Marielle
What's it about?
This whimsical fantasy comedy, from acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, takes on the arms dealers of the world. While standing in the doorway of the video shop where he works, Bazil has been inadvertently shot in the head. Now homeless and jobless, he is taken in by a troupe of misfits who live in a giant mound of trash. There Bazil begins his quest for revenge against the people who produced the gun that shot him. 

Micmacs Review

Two Days, One Night

12:45AM, SBS

M
Belgium, 2000
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Salée, Fabrizio Rongione
What's it about?
In her Academy-award nominated role, Marion Cotillard stars as Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their much-needed bonuses so that she can keep her job.

Two Days, One Night Review

REC 3: Genesis

2:30AM, SBS

MA15+
Spain, 2012
Genre: Horror
Language: French, Catalan, Spanish
Director: Paco Plaza
Starring: Leticia Dolera, Javier Botet, Diego Martin, Ismael Martínez
What's it about?
Koldo (Diego Martin) and Clara (Leticia Dolera) celebrate the most important day of their lives together: their wedding. But their perfect day soon turns upside down when some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Amidst the chaos, the newlyweds become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. 

Wednesday 9 August

Don't Think About It

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Italy, 2007
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Gianni Zanasi
Starring: Valerio Mastandrea, Anita Caprioli, Giuseppe Battiston, Caterina Murino
What's it about?
Carefree, Stefano (Valerio Mastandrea) is still a punk musician at the age of 36. After getting himself into a bit of trouble, he decides to go back to his homestown of Rimini to clear his head and get in touch with his inner self. But upon arrival Stefano discovers he isn't the only one with problems, and instead being cared for, he ends up looking after everyone else.    

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 2000
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Starring: Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Devon Aoki, Lady Gaga
What's it about?
The hard-boiled citizens of Sin City return for another round of stories. Eva Green stars as Ava, a temptress who enlists Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) in a bid to escape her ex-husband. Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon Levitt plays Johnny, a mysterious gambler set on taking down his sworn enemy in a high stakes game of life and death. 

Holy Motors

10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, 2012
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: French
Director: Leos Carax
Starring: Jean-François Balmer, Eva Mendes, Edith Scob, Kylie Minogue, Denis Lavant
What's it about?
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man. He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part – but there are no cameras present. Monsieur Oscar is accompanied only by Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him through and around Paris. He's like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the beautiful gesture, the mysterious driving force, the women and the ghosts of past lives.

Holy Motors: Denis Lavant interview
Holy Motors: Cheat sheet
Holy Motors Review

Nightfall In India

10:55PM, SBS

M
Spain, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Chema Rodríguez
Starring: Juan Diego, Ken Appledorn, Javier Pereira, Clara Voda, Linda Molin
What's it about?
Middle-aged Ricardo decides to travel overland to India, as he used to do in the old days, when he brought hippies to the East in his van. But the situation is very different now. Ricardo has been in a wheelchair for the last ten years, suffering from a degenerative disease. But when Dana, his Romanian housekeeper, joins him on the trip, it turns out to be a funny and inspiring journey, opening doors both Ricardo and Dana thought were closed forever. 

Bethlehem

12:40AM, SBS

M
Israel, Germany, Belgium, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Yuval Adler
Starring: Yossi Eini, Tsahi Halevi, George Iskander
What's it about?
Recruited as an informant by the Israeli secret service, a Palestinian man finds himself caught between two different kinds of loyalty in this unparalleled glimpse into the dark world of human intelligence. WInner of the Best Film award in the 'Venice Days' section at the 2013 Venice Film Festival.

Thursday 10 August

Restoration

12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Israel, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew
Director: Yossi Madmoni
Starring: Ruth Borenstein, Nevo Kimchi, Henry David, Sasson Gabai, Sarah Adler
What's it about?
In one of Tel Aviv’s oldest neighbourhoods, a senior antique furniture restorer is struggling to keep his workshop open. His own son is trying to close down his shop, and is aided by his bizarre apprentice who wishes to succeed him.  Winner of the Screenwriting Award in the World Cinema - Dramatic section at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Mad Bastards

9:30PM, NITV (repeats Friday 11th August, 12:00PM on 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?
In the frontier town of Five Rivers, TJ the urban street warrior meets his match in Texas, a former Mad Bastard turned local cop. He also finds Bullet, his estranged son, and his personal transformation begins. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema - Dramatic competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Mad Bastards Review

Kamui

12:15AM, SBS

MA15+
Japan, 2009
Genre: Action, Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Yôichi Sai
Starring: Kaoru Kobayashi, Kôichi Satô, Koyuki, Hideaki Itô, Ken'ichi Matsuyamaa
What's it about?
Once a powerful ninja, Kamui (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) walks away from his violent and murderous ways. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei (Kaoru Kobayashi), a fisherman who shares the former ninja's sense of honor. Though Hanbei's wife (Koyuki) is wary of the stranger, the fisherman and Kamui become good friends. Life at the seaside seems idyllic but Kamui doesn't get to enjoy the peace for very long when, one day, a band of pirates arrive... It seems that his past life is catching up on him, and everything and everyone is not as it seems. 

Friday 11 August

Nobody Else But You

M
France, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Starring: Guillaume Gouix, Sophie Quinton, Olivier Rabourdin, Jean-Paul Rouve
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.

Clara's Heart

NITV, 7:30PM (repeats Saturday 12th August, 1:00PM on NITV)

PG
United States, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Robert Mulligan
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris, Spalding Gray, Jason Downs, Hattie Winston
What's it about?
David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to new experiences, and eventually leading to a disturbing secret in Clara's past.

Blue Jasmine

8:35PM, SBS

M
United States, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard
What's it about?
After her marriage to a wealthy businessman collapses, New York socialite Jasmine flees to San Francisco and the modest apartment of her sister, Ginger. Although she's in a fragile emotional state and lacks job skills, Jasmine still manages to voice her disapproval of Ginger's boyfriend, Chili. Jasmine begrudgingly takes a job in a dentist's office, while Ginger begins dating a man who's a step up from Chili. 

Blue Jasmine: Alec Baldwin interview
Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for 'Blue Jasmine'
Blue Jasmine Review

Go

9:20PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 1999
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Scott Wolf, Suzanne Krull, Sarah Polley, Katie Holmes
What's it about?
Go is set mostly during one long Christmas Eve in the lives of a group of young adults on the events surrounding a drug deal in Los Angeles replayed three different times from three different views. The first story is about Eighteen-year-old Ronna, accompanied by reluctant partner-in-crime and fellow supermarket checkout clerk Claire, is desperately looking to score some rent money before she's evicted. Secondly we travel with Simon, an impulsive Brit, is driving a stolen car with buddy Marcus during a no-holds-barred night of partying on the Las Vegas strip. Finally we have Adam and Zack, a pair of TV stars, find themselves in the middle of a real-life drug sting-and a very creepy Christmas dinner.

She Killed in Ecstasy

10:50PM, SBS

MA15+
Spain, Germany, 1971
Genre: Horror
Language: German
Director: Jesus Franco
Starring: Howard Vernon, Soledad Miranda, Ewa Strömberg, Fred Williams, Horst Tappert
What's it about?
A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to his death by luring each member of the committee into compromising situations and then killing them one by one. 

Saturday 12 August

Her

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt
What's it about?
In future Los Angeles, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely man who has had his heart broken. He makes money composing intimate letters for other people. He uses his savings to invest in a personalised computer operating system called Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), who is designed to meet his every requirement. Theodore and Samantha have a fulfilling life together, serving each others needs but over time, their relationship develops and deepens, becoming more complicated that anyone could have predicted.

Her: review
Her: Spike Jonze interview
The broad cultural footprint of icon Spike Jonze

The Future

10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Miranda July
Starring: Hamish Linklater, David Warshofsky, Miranda July
What's it about?
Sophie (Miranda July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater) live in a small LA apartment, have jobs they hate, and in one month they’ll adopt a stray cat named Paw Paw. Like a newborn baby, he’ll need around-the-clock care – he may die in six months, or it may take five years. Despite their good intentions, Sophie and Jason are terrified of their looming loss of freedom. So with just one month left, they quit their jobs, and the Internet, to pursue their dreams – Sophie wants to create a dance, Jason wants simply to be guided by fate. But as the month slips away, Sophie becomes increasingly, humiliatingly paralysed. From Miranda July, writer-director of 2005's Me and You and Everyone We Know.

The Future Review

Ra.One

11:45PM, SBS

M
India, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: Hindi, Tamil
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Rajinikanth, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Shola Adewusi, Ben Hawkey, Dalip Tahil, Armaan Verma, Tom Wu, Shahana Goswami, Satish Shah
What's it about?
This thrilling adventure follows Shekhar, a video game designer who creates a villain called Ra.One for his latest game.  When Ra.One manages to escape the virtual world, he begins to hunt down Shekhar's son, the only player to have challenged Ra.One's power. 

Ra.One Review

Utopia (2015)

2:30AM, SBS

M
Afghanistan, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Dari, Hindi
Director: Hassan Nazer
Starring: Martine Malalai Zikria, Andrew Shaver
What's it about?
Utopia features three interwoven stories of loneliness and isolation that centre on Janan, a woman from Afghanistan who travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Cultural, religious, and moral complications arise when William, a medical sciences student working in the clinic, switches the donor's semen for his own – and Janan finds out that he is from a family with a long history of military conflict in her homeland. 

Utipia

Sunday 13 August

Wuthering Heights

11:55PM, SBS

MA15+
United Kingdom, 2000
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave
What's it about?
A Yorkshire hill farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets. He takes him home to live as part of his family on the isolated Yorkshire moors where the boy forges an obsessive relationship with the farmer’s daughter. From Andrea Arnold, writer-director of 2009's Fish Tank.

Wuthering Heights Review