• Kirsten Dunst in Lars von Trier's Melancholia, showing Sunday 19th August on SBS (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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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8 Aug 2018 - 4:31 PM  UPDATED 8 Aug 2018 - 4:31 PM

MONDAY 13 AUGUST

Angry Inuk
11:30AM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM)

M
Canada, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Inuktitut
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
What's it about?
With selfies and social media, a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit is wading into the world of activism, using humour and reason to confront aggressive animal rights vitriol and defend their traditional hunting practices. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

Baikonur
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Russia, Kazakhstan, 2011
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
Language: English, French, Russian
Director: Veit Helmer
Starring: Alexander Asochakov, Marie de Villepin, Sitora Farmonova, Erbulat Toguzakov, Waléra Kanischtscheff
What's it about?
When astronaut Julie Mahe crash-lands her small space capsule into the Kazakhstan mountains, a local radio operator Iskander (nicknamed 'Gagarin') finds her unconscious. Hopelessly lovestruck, he convinces the amnesiac Julie that they are engaged to be married. But even the most romantic lie cannot remain undiscovered forever.

Kiki
12:55PM, NITV

MA15+
Sweden, USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sara Jordenö
What's it about?
25 years after Paris is Burning, we dive back into the fierce world of voguing battles in the Kiki scene of New York City, where competition between Houses demands leadership, painstaking practice, and performances on point. A film collaboration between Kiki gatekeeper, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, and Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö, we’re granted exclusive access into this high stakes world, where tough competitions act as a gateway into the daily lives of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC. The new generation of ballroom youth use the motto, “Not About us Without Us”. Twiggy and Sara’s insider-outsider approach to their stories breathes fresh life into the representation of a marginalized community who demand visibility and real political power.

Why You Should Watch: Kiki

Jungle Fever
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1991
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry, John Turturro, Anthony Quinn
What's it about?
Critically-acclaimed, Oscar nominated writer-director Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, the upcoming BlackKKlansman) raises issues of race, ethnicity, and culture in this provocative and engrossing love story. A happily married professional (Snipes) decides to have a fling with his white temp secretary (Sciorra) and must deal with the results of their taboo relationship.

White Men Can't Jump
11:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1992
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Ron Shelton
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez
What's it about?
Billy and Sydney think they're the best basketball hustlers in town, so when they join forces, nothing can stop them, except each other. A classic 90's comedy from sport-movie auteur Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup).

'White Men Can't Jump' remake in the works with Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil

TUESDAY 14 AUGUST

Goodbye First Love
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French, German, Danish
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Starring: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke
What's it about?
This exquisitely observed tale of adolescent love from Mia Hansen-Løve (The Father Of My Children, Things To Come) chronicles the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's eight-year absence from exploring the world. 

Chicago
1:40AM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2002
Genre: Musical
Language: English
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: , Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah, Richard Gere
What's it about?
Murderesses Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones) and Roxie Hart (Zellweger) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. 2003's Oscar-winner for Best Picture.

Chicago review: Bawdy, funny and exhilarating

WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST

Poltergeist
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1982
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Richard Lawson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Zelda Rubinstein
What's it about?
Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. Suggestions of paranormal activity start with broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realises that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late. From Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Salem's Lot.

Bolero
10:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1984
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: John Derek
Starring: Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti 
What's it about?
The exploits and adventures of a 23-year-old 'goody two shoes' in her search for adventure and romance in exotic Morocco. A so-bad-it's-good slice of sexploitation from the 80's, which won Worst Picture, Worst Director Worst Screenplay and Worst Actress for Bo Derek at the 1984 Razzie Awards.

Bolero (1984)

Compulsion
12:15AM, SBS

M
UK, Canada, Italy, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Craig Goodwill
Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Nina Seničar, Marta Gastini, Jakob Cedergren, Jan Bijvoet
What's it about?
Sadie, a young female novelist, and an enigmatic woman named Francesca, are enticed by an ex-lover to join him at his Italian villa for a weekend celebration being held to honor the release of Sadie's latest book. Once there, Sadie begins to fear his true intentions as she and Francesca become embroiled in a dangerous game of moral and sexual discovery.

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST

Romantics Anonymous
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, Belgium, 2010
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Language: French
Director: Jean-Pierre Améris
Starring: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta
What's it about?
In the vein of Chocolat, this charming comedy follows two people who fall in love through their love of chocolate. Angelique is a gifted chocolate maker, but her uncontrollable shyness leads her to take a sales assistant role at The Chocolate Mill. Her new workplace is owned by Jean-René, who suffers a similar bashfulness – especially when it comes to intimacy. Sparks fly when the two meet, but will they overcome their shyness and admit their sweet affection for one another?

Romantics Anonymous Review

Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins
9:05PM, SBS VICELAND

G
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sonya Pemberton
What's it about?
Dr. Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history from molecules to marketing, from colds to chemotherapy. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides of the vitamin debate.

Beneath Clouds
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:30PM, Fri 17th Aug)

M
Australia, 2002
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Ivan Sen
Starring: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors
What's it about?
Lena (Hall) has an absent Irish father she longs to see and an Aboriginal mother she finds disgusting. When she breaks away, she meets up with petty crim Vaughn (Pitt) who’s just escaped from low security prison to reluctantly visit his dying mother. Blonde and light-skinned, Lena is remains in denial about her Aboriginal heritage; Vaughn is an angry young man with a grudge against all whites. An uneasy relationship begins to form as they hit the road heading to Sydney, taking them on a journey that’s as emotional as it is physical, as revealing as it is desperate. From Ivan Sen, director of Mystery Road and Goldstone.

Beneath Clouds: A superb Australian film

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST

Delicacy
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French
Director: Stéphane Foenkinos, David Foenkinos
Starring: Francois Damiens, Audrey Tautou
What's it about?
Natalie (Tautou) isn’t certain of anything anymore. One minute she is happily married, successful in her career and convinced the future is full of promise. But then a tragic accident occurs and her whole world is turned upside down. Years later, still bruised by grief, she impulsively kisses her colleague Markus (Damiens). For Natalie, it is just a kiss. For the awkward, unassuming Markus, it is the moment in which he falls hopelessly, helplessly in love. But how will he ever convince such a beautiful, intelligent, confused young woman that he is the man who can bring her back to life?

Battle for Terra
7:30PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2007
Genre: Science Fiction, Animation, Action
Language: English
Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas
Starring (voices of): Danny Glover, Brian Cox, James Garner, Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Evans
What's it about?
A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, David Dencik
What's it about?
George Smiley (Oldman, in an Oscar-winning performance), a recently retired MI6 agent, is doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the Circus, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, urbane, successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Tomas Alfredson interview
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review

Norwegian Wood
11:20PM, SBS

MA15+
Japan, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Japanese
Director: Anh Hung Tran
Starring: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara
What's it about?
Toru Watanabe is a quiet and serious young man in 1960s Tokyo, whose personal life is in tumult, having lost his best friend Kizuki after he inexplicably committed suicide. Seeking an escape, Toru enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, during a walk in a park, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko, and they grow close. Naoko continues to be devastated by the loss of Kizuki and spirals into a deep spiral of depression. Based on the novel by revered author Haruki Murakami, and directed by Tran Ahn Hung (Cyclo, The Scent of Green Papaya).

Norwegian Wood Review

SATURDAY 18 AUGUST

The Boy and the Beast
1:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Animation
Language: Japanese
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Shôta Sometani
What's it about?
When young orphan Kyuta, living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. From Momora Hosoda, the acclaimed director of Summer Wars and Wolf Children.

The Wind in the Willows
3:05PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
UK, 1996
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Language: English, French
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: Terry Jones, Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Stephen Fry
What's it about?
Jailed for his reckless driving, rambunctious Mr. Toad has to escape from prison when his beloved Toad Hall comes under threat from the wily weasels, who plan to build a dog food factory on the very meadow sold to them by Toad himself. This fantastic adventure was both written and directed by Terry Jones, who also plays the central role of Mr. Toad. Alongside three former Pythons are a gallery of well-known faces all bringing wit and wonder to a feast of colourful characters.

The Tour: Blunder Down Under
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary
Language: English
Director: Corey Hague
What's it about?
A mockumentary about a hopeless wrestling promoter who gambles it all on one tour with a dream team of professional wrestlers from the United States.

Frank & Lola
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Language: English, French
Director: Matthew Ross
Starring: Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Nyqvist
What's it about?
A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.

Red Obsession
9:30PM, SBS

PG
Australia, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Roach, Warwick Ross
What's it about?
For centuries, Bordeaux's wine has been synonymous with wealth, power and influence, but its prosperity has always been linked to the capricious nature of markets and the shifting fortunes of global economies. Now change is coming to Bordeaux, as China's voracious appetite for this rare wine pushes prices to stratospheric levels. 

Red Obsession Review

Girls on Top 2
10:15PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2004
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Peter Gersina 
Starring: Diana Amft, Karoline Herfurth, Jasmin Gerat 
What's it about?
The girls are back, and this time they're negotiating leaving home, university and finding an apartment together, whilst still putting much effort into finding Mr Right and not getting fooled by Mr Wrong. Inken, Lena and Lucy are three attractive but penniless students who are using their feminine wiles to procure a cheap flat in Munich.

Face Down
2:20AM, SBS

MA15+
France, Belgium, Bulgaria, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Turkish, English, Bulgarian
Director: Kamen Kalev
Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Johan Carlsson
What's it about?
Samy is a Frenchman accused of smuggling counterfeit money from Bulgaria to France. To avoid jail, he becomes an informer for the French police, joining under cover a Bulgarian channel for human trafficking. Gradually, he falls in love with Elka, an underage gypsy sex worker. Torn by the pressure from all sides, he almost turns into an unscrupulous pimp. His feelings for the girl will help him keep the last thing he has – his dignity.

SUNDAY 19 AUGUST

Planet B-Boy
8:30PM, NITV

M
France, USA, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Benson Lee
What's it about?
This documentary rediscovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as "B-boying", breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of New York City during the birth of hip-hop in the seventies. Three decades later, B-boying is back in full force and has evolved into an art form, reaching a level never seen before. 

The Good Son
10:15PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2013
Genre: Documentary 
Language: English, Korean
Director: Jesse James Miller
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Ray Mancini, Ed O'Neill
What's it about?
Based on the book of the same name, exploring the death of boxer Duk Koo Kim who was killed in a fight against Ray Boom Boom Mancini in 1982 in Las Vegas. Ray travels to meet Duk's son and widow in a very moving scene.

Tales From the Crypt: Bordello of Blood
10:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1996
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Gilbert Adler
Starring: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Corey Feldman, Whoopi Goldberg
What's it about?
Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy Current.

Melancholia
12:15AM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Lars Von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, Udo Keir
What's it about?
Two sisters, Justine (Dunst) and Claire (Gainsbourg), find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth, and depressive newlywed Justine finds herself oddly well equipped to face the end of humankind. Dunst won Best Actress at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her performance.

Melancholia Review

Kirsten Dunst in Lars von Trier's Melancholia, showing Sunday 19th August on SBS