• Cate Blanchett in Carol, leaving SBS On Demand on the 30th of June. (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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4 Mar 2019 - 8:33 AM  UPDATED 4 Mar 2019 - 8:33 AM

TUESDAY 5 MARCH

Xingu
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Brazil, 2012
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Language: Portuguese, Tupi
Director: Cao Hamburger
Starring: João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat
What's it about?
From the team behind the City of God comes this epic tale about three brothers who go to live with an Amazonian tribe. Beginning in the 1940’s, Xingu follows Leonardo, Claudio and Orlando as they venture into the Amazon to live with an Indigenous tribe over the next 20 years. Stunningly capturing the exquisite wildlife of the rainforest, this heart-wrenching adventure opens up a world rarely shown on screen.

The Front Line
12:10AM, SBS VICELAND

South Korea, 2011
Genre: Drama, Action, War
Language: Korean
Director: Jang Hoon
Starring: Shin Ha-kyun, Go Soo, Ryu Seung-su, Ryu Seung-ryong
What's it about?
Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to capture a strategic point that would determine the new border between two nations. The ownership of this small patch of land would swap multiple times each day. Kang is dispatched to the front line in order to investigate the tacit case that’s been happening there.

WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH

The Kid with a Bike
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Belgium, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Starring: Cecile de France, Fabrizio Rongione, Thomas Doret, Jérémie Renier
What's it about?
Cyril (Doret), almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who left him temporarily in a children's home. By chance, he meets Samantha (De France), who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn't recognise the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage. This winner of the 2011 Cannes Grand Jury Prize comes from the Dardenne brothers, the acclaimed writer-director duo behind Two Days, One Night and L'Enfant.

The Kid with a Bike Review

Cowboys & Aliens
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano
What's it about?
In 1873, a stranger with no memory of his past (Craig) stumbles into the harsh desert town of Absolution run by Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). When Absolution is attacked by marauders from the sky, and its residents begin to suffer, the lonely gunman remembers who is and where he's been.

Kiki
9:30PM, NITV (repeats Sat 7th March at 12:05PM, 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.

Why You Should Watch: Kiki

The Salvation
10:45PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Denmark, 2014
Genre: Drama, Western
Language: Danish
Director: Kristian Levring
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt
What's it about?
Former Danish soldier Jon (Mikkelsen) lives in a wild frontier town in 1870s America. After being separated from his family for seven long years, his wife and son finally start making their way to him, but unfortunately they do not survive the journey. Devastated, Jon goes on a revenge killing spree after learning that his family was murdered.

The Salvation Review

The Childhood of a Leader
12:00AM, SBS

PG
France, UK, 2016
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language: French, English, German
Director: Brady Corbet
Starring: Berenice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin, Tom Sweet
What's it about?
The chilling story of a young American boy (Sweet) living in France in 1918 whose father (Cunningham) is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps to mold his beliefs – and we witness the birth of a terrifying ego.

The Parade
12:25AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Serbia, 2011
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: German, Serbian
Director: Srdjan Dragojevic
Starring: Nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic
What's it about?
A gay couple are planning a Pride Parade in Serbia, a country renowned for anti-gay violence. They meet a homophobic war veteran, and offer to reunite him with his sweetheart if he provides parade security.

THURSDAY 7 MARCH

Chicken With Plums
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, Belgium, Germany, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer
What's it about?
Acclaimed Tehrani violinist Nasser Ali Khan (Amalric) no longer has the will to live. His beloved Stradivarius is broken and unable to be replaced and his long-lost lover didn’t recognised him in the street. Nasser takes to bed and awaits Azrael, the Angel of Death. As he waits, he relives his amazing life through dreams, revealing love and secrets. From Persepolis (2007) director Marjane Satrapi.

Chicken with Plums Review

Othello
9:45PM, NITV

M
USA, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Oliver Parker
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Irène Jacob, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Sheen
What's it about?
When passion and suspicion combine and ignite, they can only lead to tragedy. Starring Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh, Shakespeare's classic work remains as shocking and timely as ever.

For the Good of Others
12:30AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2010
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Language: Spanish
Director: Oskar Santos
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Belén Rueda, Angie Cepeda
What's it about?
Diego is an emergency room doctor whose work has forced him to become shut off from his family and friends. When he gets into a fight with a patient’s lover, the man pulls a gun and brutally shoots Diego. However, when doctors rush to save his life, there is no bullet wound and Diego has inexplicably healed. He soon finds that this second chance at life has left him with supernatural healing powers, and patients in the hospital that he treats miraculously recover from comas and injuries.

FRIDAY 8 MARCH

Submarine
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Richard Aoyade
Starring: Craig Roberts, Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor
What's it about?
In his head, 15-year-old Welsh schoolboy Oliver (Roberts) is a cool literary genius. In reality, he's socially inept and unpopular. He has set himself two tasks over the summer: to lose his virginity and save his parents' marriage. The directorial debut of I.T. Crowd star Richard Aoyade.

Submarine Review

A United Kingdom
8:30PM, SBS

M
UK, 2016
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Amma Asante
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport
What's it about?
The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Pike), the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Half the Picture
11:50PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Amy Adrion
Featuring: Lena Dunham, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Ava DuVernay, Mary Harron
What's it about?
At a pivotal moment for gender equality in Hollywood, successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers. Having endured a long history of systemic discrimination, women filmmakers may be getting the first glimpse of a future that values their voices equally.

SATURDAY 9 MARCH

Desperately Seeking Susan
10:15PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Susan Seidelman
Starring: Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Laurie Metcalf, John Turturro
What's it about?
Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" proposes a rendezvous. Roberta goes too, and in a series of events involving amnesia and mistaken identity, steps into Susan's life.

Poongsan
12:10AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Drama, Romance, Action, Foreign
Language: Korean
Director: Jai-hong Juhn
Starring: Kye-Sang Yoon, Jong-soo Kim, Han Gi-Joong
What's it about?
A young man names Poongsan fearlessly journeys between North and South Korea to deliver the messages and longings of separated families. One day the South Korean government asks him to sneak into the North to bring over In-oak, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean defector. However Poongsna and In-Oak have a dangerous journey home, and begin to fall in love.

Text for You
1:50AM, SBS 

M
Germany, 2016
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: German
Director: Karoline Herfurth
Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann, Frederick Lau, Nora Tschirner
What's it about?
Sports writer Mark is baffled when he receives romantic text messages on his cell phone. What he does not know: His new number once belonged to the deceased boyfriend of Clara, who continues to send text messages in order to cope with the loss. When Mark's girlfriend discovers the texts, she is understandably upset. Along with his best friend David, Mark sets out to find the mysterious writer.

SUNDAY 10 MARCH

Carol
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, UK, 2015
Genre: Drama, Romance, LGBTIQ+
Language: English
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler
What's it about?
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel 'The Price of Salt', the 1950s-set romantic drama from acclaimed director Todd Haynes (Far From HeavenI'm Not There) follows Carol (Blanchett), a Manhattan socialite trapped in a loveless marriage of convenience with Harge (Chandler), whose life is forever changed when she meets a department store clerk (Mara). Nominated for five Academy awards, including Best Actress (Blanchett), Supporting Actress (Mara), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original Score and Costume Design.

Carol review: A magnificent, mesmerising account of mid-century desire

A Better Man
8:30PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Lawrence Jackman, Attiya Khan
Starring: Attiya Khan
What's it about?
Following a series of intimate conversations between a former couple who lived through two years of domestic abuse, A Better Man infuses new energy and possibility into the movement to end violence against women.

Ever the Land
10:00PM, NITV

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.

Mustang
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Turkey, France, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: Turkish
Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven
Starring: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit İşcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, İlayda Akdoğan
What's it about?
Young orphaned Turkish girl Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. However, the ‘immorality’ of their play sets off a scandal. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instead of attending school, the girls are forced to learn homemaking skills, and talks of arranged marriages begin. Discontented, the five sisters who share a common passion for freedom find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Watch the mighty 'Mustang' this International Women's Day

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
12:25AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Brazil, 2010
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Language: Portuguese 
Director: José Padilha
Starring: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro
What's it about?
Elite Squad 2 continues the 2007 original’s semi-fictional story of the Special Police Squad in Rio de Janeiro, and the difficulties between crime-fighting and politics. Lt. Colonel Roberto Nascimento leads the team against corrupt police officers and drug dealers between the favelas and the highest tiers of government.