• 2017's Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Moonlight, shows Friday 15 March at 8:30PM on SBS (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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11 Mar 2019 - 8:33 AM  UPDATED 11 Mar 2019 - 8:33 AM

MONDAY 11 MARCH

Ever the Land
10:00AM, 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.

Belle and Sébastien
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 2013
Genre: Adventure
Language: French
Director: Nicolas Vainer
Starring: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier 
What's it about?
In a small French village in the snowy Alps during the 1940s, a lonely boy called Sebastian (Bossuet) meets and tames a wild dog, Belle. But his peaceful village life is suddenly disrupted by the arrival of Nazi soldiers. Soon Sebastian's mother goes missing, so the boy and Belle go searching for her, along the way crossing paths with many travellers including Caesar (Karyo), an old man in search of his past.

TUESDAY 12 MARCH

Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Philippines, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Drama
Language: Tagalog
Director: Jade Castro
Starring: Martin Escudero, Lauren Young, Kerbie Zamora, Roderick Paulate
What's it about?
Remington is happy being another bum along with his gin-loving friends in the sleepy town of Lucban, until he meets Hannah. Suddenly, he is becoming neater, nicer, and more sensitive. Is it for Hannah? But then why does his heart begin to beat for his best buddy Jigs? To find the answers he must deal with a curse from his past and a serial killer on a rampage against gay men.

Athena: The Goddess of War
12:10AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2011
Genre: Romance, Thriller, Action
Language: Korean
Director: Young-jun Kim
Starring: Seung-won Cha
What's it about?
Jung-woo, an anti-terrorism agent, is assigned on a mission in Italy while he was getting involved with Hae-in, who works at the National Intelligence Service. They are drawn into an international incident when the South Korean president’s daughter is kidnapped by terrorists when Korea develops a new nuclear technology that will shake the world energy market.

WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH

Love Crime
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Alain Corneau
Starring: Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille 
What's it about?
Kristen Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier star in this psychosexual thriller following two women who would literally kill to get to the top of the corporate ladder. Christine is a ruthless and sadistic business executive who uses everyone around her, while Isabelle is her young, intelligent assistant who is routinely humiliated. When the abuse goes too far, Isabelle finds herself dangerously capable of doing something she never thought she'd do.

Love Crime Review

Brimstone
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Belgium, 2016
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Western
Language: English, Dutch, Portuguese, International
Director: Martin Koolhoven
Starring: Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Carice van Houten, Kit Harington
What's it about?
In the menacing inferno of the old American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.

A Better Man
9:30PM, 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.

Heaven's Gate
11:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1980
Genre: Drama, Western
Language: English
Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Sam Waterston
What's it about?
Director Michael Cimino's (The Deer Hunter) controversial epic of corrupted idealism, set during the bloody Johnson County Wars of the 1890s, was detested by a majority of film critics upon its release and is now the subject of the 're-revisionism' that affects the reputation of many films and works of art. Some critics now regard Heaven's Gate (the film that almost brought down an American film studio) as a masterpiece - a film ahead of its time. 

Michael Cimino, 'Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate' director, dies at 77

THURSDAY 14 MARCH

Ra.One
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
India, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
Language: Hindi, Tamil
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor
What's it about?
This thrilling sci-fi/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

The Dead Lands
9:35PM, NITV

MA15+
New Zealand, 2014
Genre: Action
Language: Italian, Maori
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka
What's it about?
After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. Starring James Rolleston, the lead of Taika Waititi's Boy (2010).

Rumble Fish
12:50AM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1983
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Language: English
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Matt Dillon
What's it about?
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on. From Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now.

FRIDAY 15 MARCH

Upstream Color
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Shane Carruth
Starring: Shane Carruth, Amy Semeitz, Frank Mosley
What's it about?
Kris (Seimetz) is drugged by a thief and relieved of her possessions, but is also unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of an organism that appears to have overpowered her identity. She meets and becomes involved with Jeff (Carruth), who appears to have gone through a similar experience. Together they try to assemble the loose fragments of their lives, and find a place of safety.

Upstream Color: Shane Carruth interview
Upstream Color Review

Origin: A Call to Minds
7:30PM, NITV (repeast Sat 16 Mar, 10:00AM)

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Animation
Language: English
Director: David T. Krupicz
Starring: Michael Mercy, Peter Church, John Fleming
What's it about?
Set in the same world as Archon Defender, this film follows the quest of a young woman, Desmerelle, as she confronts Lorem to free her twin sister Phaetra from the machine.

Moonlight
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae, Andre Holland, Trevonte Rhodes, Ashton Sanders
What's it about?
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017.

Moonlight review: A fearless and exhilarating character study
'Moonlight' director Jenkins: Best picture snafu made winning 'more complicated'

SATURDAY 16 MARCH

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, William Hurt
What's it about?
In a future world of runaway global warming and awe-inspiring scientific advances, humans share every aspect of their lives with sophisticated companion robots called Mechas. When an advanced prototype robot child named David (Osment) is programmed to show unconditional love, his human family isn't prepared for the consequences. Suddenly, David is on his own in a strange and dangerous world. Befriended by a streetwise Mecha (Law), David embarks on a spectacular quest to discover the startling secret of his own identity. Originally a project that was to be directed by Stanley Kubrick, who handed it to Steven Spielberg in 1995.

Call Me Mum
8:35PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Margot Nash
Starring: Catherine McClements, Vicki Saylor, Lynette Curran
What's it about?
Kate is on a plane taking Warren, her 18 year old Torres Strait Islander foster son, to meet Flo, his birth mother, who is gravely ill in hospital in Brisbane. Flo hasn't seen Warren since she took him to the hospital on Thursday Island when he was a toddler and the white authorities took him away. But as Warren, Flo and Kate all prepare themselves for the reunion, unbeknown to them, Kate's Brisbane based parents, Keith and Dellmay, are planning a different kind of reunion.

The Odyssey
9:40PM, SBS

PG
France, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Language: English, French, Italian, German
Director: Jerome Salle
Starring: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas
What's it about?
1948. Jacques Cousteau (Wilson), his wife and his two sons are living in paradise, in a beautiful house overlooking the Mediterranean, but all Cousteau can think of is adventure. Thanks to his invention, an independent aqualung allowing divers to breathe under water, he has discovered a whole new world. Now all he wants to do is explore this world: and he is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve this. 

Soylent Green
11:10PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1973
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joseph Cotten
What's it about?
In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.

SUNDAY 17 MARCH

Postcards from the Edge
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1990 
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Annette Bening
What's it about?
Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on a slippery slope as a recovering addict. On exit from rehab, it is recommended she stay with her mother, who has become a somewhat champion drinker herself. Suzanne therefore struggles to maintain her sobriety and her sanity in the company of Doris. Nominated for two 1990 Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Streep) and Best Original Song.

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
8:35PM, SBS

M
UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Michael Epstein
What's it about?
Film telling the untold story of John Lennon's 1971 album Imagine, exploring the creative collaboration between Lennon and Yoko Ono and featuring interviews and never-seen-before footage.

Anger Within
10:10PM, NITV

M
France, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Frédéric Khan
What's it about?
Jonah Lomu is without a doubt the most famous rugby player of all time. His outstanding physique, his power, his speed, and determination helped revolutionise the game around the world. From the violence and poverty of southern Auckland to his glorious encounter with Nelson Mandela; from the glamour of international rugby to painful and lonely days of dialyses, Jonah reveals himself without reserve. With the testimonies of his friends, family and some of the rugby world's greatest champions, this film reveals the breath-taking path of Jonah's life.

I Am Not Your Negro
10:20PM, SBS

M
Belgium, France, USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Raoul Peck
What's it about?
Based on Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House - a stirring, personal account of the lives and deaths of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. - acclaimed director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States, using meticulously assembled archival footage and driven by stirring voiceover narration from Samuel L. Jackson. Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Documentary 'I Am Not Your Negro' proves writer James Baldwin's views on racism in America are as relevant as ever

Two Days, One Night
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Belgium, 2014
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. From the acclaimed, multiple-Cannes-prize-winning directing team the Dardenne brothers (The Child, The Kid With a Bike).

Two Days, One Night Review

Bullhead
12:10AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Belgium, 2011
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Dutch, French
Director: Michael R. Roskam
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy
What's it about?
Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Schoenaerts), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman from his traumatic past resurfaces, Jacky must confront his demons and face the far-reaching consequences of his decisions. A 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

Why You Should Watch: Bullhead