• The critically-acclaimed cannibalism-themed coming-of-age horror film 'Raw', screening Sunday on SBS Viceland (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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20 Oct 2018 - 3:33 PM  UPDATED 20 Oct 2018 - 3:33 PM

MONDAY 22 OCTOBER

The Price of Peace
10:30AM, NITV

PG
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kim Webby
What's it about?
A story of indigenous people reconciling with colonial power, in this moving portrait of Tame Iti, Maori activist, and his fight with the New Zealand Crown to clear his name.

Ever the Land
12:00PM, NITV (repeats 9:35PM)

PG
New Zealand, 2015

Genre: Documentary
Language: Maori, English
Director: Sarah Grohnert
What's it about?
Explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand's most passionately independent Maori tribes - Ngai Tuhoe.

Rasputin
12:35AM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2013
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Language: Russian
Director: Josée Dayan, Irakli Kvirikadze
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Vladimir Mashkov
What's it about?
At the turn of the century, when Russia has been struck by civil unrest and doubt, the sudden appearance of the mystic monk Rasputin (Depardieu) creates waves of shock. When the strange healer is the only one able to save the son of the Czars, they believe him to be a messenger of God. But power and influence soon engulf Rasputin, and he discovers he can control the Emperors of Russia.

TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER

A Man Called Ove
1:10AM, SBS

M
Sweden, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Persian, Swedish
Director: Hannes Holm
Starring: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg
What's it about?
A grumpy 59 year-old is deposed as president of his housing estate's body corporate, but that doesn't stop him looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When a pregnant woman and her family move into the terrace house opposite Ove and she accidentally back into his mailbox, it sets off a series of unexpected changes in his life. A 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film (as well as a nominee for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling.)

Tom Hanks to star in remake of Swedish hit comedy 'A Man Called Ove'

WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER

Jawbreaker
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1999
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Darren Stein
Starring: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz
What's it about?
In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie, Foxy, and Courtney pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl accidentally swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death.

Zombeavers
9:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Horror, Action, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Jordan Rubin
Starring: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Bill Burr, John Mayer
What's it about?
An action packed horror-comedy about three college girls who go on a care-free vacation of drinking games, topless sunbathing, and sexual exploration. Their frolicking fun comes to an abrupt end when toxic zombie beavers try to eat them.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
11:00PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1994
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce
What's it about?
Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a monster, which Frankenstein has put together with the remains of corpses. It's not long before Frankenstein regrets his actions.

Tour De Force
12:15AM, SBS

MA15+
France, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tuel
Starring: Clovis Cornillac, Bouli Lanners, Ary Abittan
What's it about?
Like millions of others worldwide, 40-year-old Francois Nouel is a Tour de France fan. When his marriage crumbles, he decides to live his dream of participating in the race, in this Big Chill-style ride. Alone at first, others quickly join him, inspired by the challenge he has embraced. The obstacles are many, but as he overcomes them one by one, word of his exploits spreads. 

Tour de Force (2013).

THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER

Wish I Was Here
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Ashley Greene, Mandy Patinkin
What's it about?
A 35-year-old father and husband, Aiden Bloom (Braff) is a struggling L.A. actor who hasn't had a part in years, and is still trying to find his identity. His wife Sarah (Hudson) holds down a steady job, but money is tight for the family. One day they are forced to pull their kids out of private school when Aiden's dad is diagnosed with cancer. Aiden decides to home school his children, gradually discovering more of himself along the way. Writer-director-actor Zach Braff's follow-up to his 2004 hit Garden State.

Hayao Miyazaki: Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
9:10PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2013
Genre: Documentary, Animation
Language: Japanese
Director: Mami Sunada
What's it about?
Studio Ghibli, the brainchild of directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, has captivated audiences the world over with its dreamlike, fantastical animations such as Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and Grave of the Fireflies. This documentary looks at how they managed such an amazing run, and what could be next for the beloved studio. As Ghibli celebrates its 30th birthday, award-winning filmmaker Mami Sunada gives us unprecedented access into their unique, fascinating world.

Strangerland
9:30PM, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2015
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kim Farrant
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Joseph Fiennes
What's it about?
Newly arrived in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine (Kidman) and Matt Parker (Fiennes) are trying to adjust, when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom disappear in the desert, just as a massive dust storm is about to hit. Rumours start swirling about what could have happened to children and, with temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink.

Kim Farrant, on the 5 reasons she had to make Strangerland

FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER

Black Heaven
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Gilles Marchand
Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Louise Bourgoin, Pierre Niney
What's it about?
Gaspard and Marion, two teenagers in love, come across a lost phone and decide to find its owner. They discover him dead in a mysterious suicide ceremony, and become lured into a dangerously addictive game.

Tudawali
12:00PM, NITV

M
Australia, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve Jodrell
Starring: Ernie Dingo, Jedda Cole, Peter Fisher
What's it about?
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema.  

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
7:30PM, NITV (repeats Sat 27th, 10:30AM)

PG
New Zealand, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
What's it about?
This New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi (BoyThor Ragnarok) follows Ricky, a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure. 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Interview with Sam Neill
Hunt for the Wilderpeople review: Superbly written, beautifully performed and quite frankly hilarious

Syriana
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2005
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Urdu, Arabic, Persian-Farsi, French, Mandarin
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Starring: Matt Damon, George Clooney, Jeffrey Wright, Christopher Plummer, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet
What's it about?
Starring George Clooney in an Oscar-winning performance, this acclaimed political thriller from the screenwriter of Traffic takes a penetrating look at the efforts of the U.S. intelligence-gathering community in the Middle East, weaving together several storylines ranging from American foreign policy and the CIA's role in it to the oil industry and terrorism.

Syriana Review

Sex, Lies and Videotape
11:20PM, SBS

M
USA, 1989
Genre: Cult, Drama
Language: English
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: James Spader, Laura San Giacomo, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher
What's it about?
The story of Graham, a long-lost college friend who drifts back into town, and a look into the lives of John, a self involved philanderer, his angelic wife, Ann, and her saucy sister, Cynthia. One by one, each is drawn into the very personal project Graham is working on, leaving the relationships between them forever transformed. This landmark American indie film was the debut feature for director Steven Soderbergh (TrafficErin BrockovichThe Knick) and won the Palme D'or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.

Less Than Zero
12:50AM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1987
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Language: English
Director: Marek Kanievska
Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Brad Pitt
What's it about?
A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. Based on the best-selling novel by Bret Easton Ellis.

SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

Moon
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 2009
Genre: Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey (voice), Dominique McElligott
What's it about?
Astronaut Sam Bell's (Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally coming to an end, and he's looking forward to his reunion with his wife (McElligott) and young daughter. Suddenly, Sam's health takes a drastic turn for the worse. He suffers painful headaches and hallucinations, and almost has a fatal accident. He meets what appears to be a younger version of himself, possibly a clone. With time running out, Sam must solve the mystery before the company crew arrives. 

Moon Review

One Thousand Ropes
8:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:20AM)

M
New Zealand, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tusi Tamasese
Starring: Frankie Adams, Nathaniel Lees, Uelese Petaia, Beulah Koale
What's it about?
The father of a deeply troubled household that endured tragedy both from without and within, seeks to reconcile with his youngest daughter by making a journey to both symbolically and culturally lay the family "ghosts" to rest.

Iron Sky
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Finland, Germany, Australia, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Language: German
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Starring: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier
What's it about?
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Soon, this unstoppable attack fleet will swarm towards Earth, heralding the triumphant return of the Fourth Reich. 

Australia had a big hand in Iron Sky
Iron Sky Review

Little White Lies
12:10AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Gilles Lellouche, François Cluzet, Benoét Magimel, Marion Cotillard
What's it about?
Every summer, a couple hosts a gathering of friends for a birthday bash at their beautiful beach house. This year one of their friends has just been badly injured in a motorcycle accident, yet the group still goes ahead with their seaside plans, a decision which sparks tension amongst the protagonists with relationships and friendships put to the test.

Little White Lies review

 

SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

A Star Is Born
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1976
Genre: Music, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Frank Pierson
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Robert Englund
What's it about?
The 1976 rock music version (following the 1937 and 1954 film versions, and preceding the current 2018 update) of this story of a young woman (played by Streisand) who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star (played by Kristofferson), only to find her career ascending while his goes into decline.

'A Star is Born' again with Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

Raw
10:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, Belgium, 2016
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: French
Director: Julia Ducournau
Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
What's it about?
In Justine’s family, everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her life. Unexpected consequences emerge as her true self begins to form.

Raw review: A sensitive and sophisticated cannibal coming-of-age tale

Director Julia Julia Ducournau was nominated for best director at the 2018 Cesar Film Awards for 2016's Raw

Vampire's Kiss
12:55AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1988
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Robert Bierman
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, David Hyde Pierce, Jennifer Beals
What's it about?
A publishing executive (Cage) is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations.