• From left: Let the Right One In, Manifesto, Only Lovers Left Alive, Trumbo (SBS Movies)
This week's highlights on SBS World Movies (digital channel 32) include modern horror classic Let the Right One In, multiple Cate Blanchetts in Manifesto, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as hip vampires in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, Bryan Cranston as legendary Hollywood screenwriter-turned-pariah Dalton Trumbo, and more...
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17 Oct 2019 - 10:32 AM  UPDATED 17 Oct 2019 - 10:40 AM

MONDAY 21 OCTOBER

Lola and Her Brothers
7:30PM

M
France, 2018
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Jean-Paul Rouve
Starring: Ludivine Sagnier, José Garcia, Jean-Paul Rouve, Ramzy Bedia
What's it about?
Lola (Sagnier) has two brothers: Benoit (Rouve), who is getting married for the third time, and Pierre (Garcia), who shows up late for the wedding. Benoit is about to become a father, but he's not ready yet. Lola meets Zoher (Bedia) while she's still going through her divorce, while Pierre's already significant professional problems take a turn for the worse. Though everything in their lives seems to be pulling them apart, the three of them stick together - an inseparable trio.

SoulBoy
9:25PM

M
UK, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: Shimmy Marcus
Starring: Martin Compston, Felicity Jones, Alfie Allen, Nichola Burley
What's it about?
1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain (Compston) is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane (Burley): blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and all-nighter dancing at The Wigan Casino - the home of Northern Soul. Swept along on this tide of pulsating dance and lust, Joe becomes embroiled in the darker side of soul scene that will put his friendship to the test.

TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER

Gagarin: First in Space
7:30PM

PG
Russia, 2013
Genre: Drama, History
Language: Russian
Director: Pavel Parkhomenko
Starring: Yaroslav Zhalnin, Mikhail Filippov, Vladimir Steklov, Olga Ivanova
What's it about?
In 1961, Yuri Gagarin (Zhalnin) blasted off from Vostok to become the first man in space. It was a mission fraught with danger as he rocketed into unknown territory and an uncertain fate. Part of an elite squad of cosmonauts Gagarin rose through the ranks, his bravery set him apart as the best of the best.

Let the Right One In
9:35PM

MA15+
Sweden, 2008
Genre: Horror
Language: Swedish
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Lina Leandersson, Kare Hedebrant, Per Ragnar
What's it about?
Oskar (Hedebrant) is bullied at school and at home tends to retreat into his own violent fantasies. Oskar’s life changes when he makes friends with the mysterious and unkempt twelve-year-old Eli (Leandersson). However, when locals start falling victim to a series of gruesome murders, many drained of their blood, Oskar starts to put two and two together and realises Eli might just be exactly what she seems. 

Let the Right One In review: A masterful story of outsiders and urges

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER

Night Train to Lisbon
7:30PM

M
Germany, 2013
Genre: Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Bille August
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Mélanie Laurent
What's it about?
Raimund Gregorius (Irons) is a Latin teacher from Berne. When he encounters a book by the Portuguese poet and doctor Amadeu de Prado (Jack Huston), he drops everything and takes the night train to Lisbon. He is determined to find out more about this writer who appears to have been obsessed by the very same questions that plague him: the purpose of human deeds and the unrealised potential of each and every life. From two-time Palme d'Or-winning director Bille August (The Best Intentions, Pelle the Conqueror).

Dil Dhadakne Do
9:35PM

PG
India, 2015
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Comedy
Language: Hindi
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Starring: Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah, Ranveer Singh
What's it about?
On a cruise to celebrate their parents' 30th wedding anniversary, a brother (Kapoor) and sister (Chopra) deal with the impact of family considerations on their romantic lives. From acclaimed, multiple-award-winning writer-director Zoya Akhtar (Gully Boy, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara).

THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER

A Mighty Heart
7:30PM

M
USA, 2007
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi
What's it about?
In 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (Futterman) is kidnapped by an Islamic terrorist organisation in Pakistan. His heavily pregnant French wife, fellow journalist Marianne (Jolie, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance), sets out to track him down. Directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Road to Guantanamo).

A Mighty Heart: 2007 Movie Show review

Manifesto
9:30PM

M
Australia, Germany, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Italian
Director: Julian Rosefeldt
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich Carls
What's it about?
A tribute to various (art) manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth century, ranging from Communism to Dogme, in connection with thirteen different characters, including a homeless man, a factory worker and a corporate CEO, who are all played by Cate Blanchett. A striking humorous film version of Julian Rosefeldt's acclaimed multi-screen film installation.

Sundance: Blanchett keeps acting all in the family in 'Manifesto'

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

Trumbo
7:30PM

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, John Goodman
What's it about?
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film recounts how Dalton (played by (Cranston, in an Oscar-nominated performance) used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Trumbo Review: The tale of a Hollywood screenwriter for whom life became a horror movie

Vanilla Sky
9:45PM

MA15+
USA, 2001
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Tilda Swinton, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Timothy Spall, Michael Shannon
What's it about?
David Aames (Cruise) has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia (Cruz), his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred. A remake of the 1997 Spanish film Open Your Eyes (also starring Cruz) from director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire).

Vanilla Sky: 2001 Movie Show Review

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER

The Odyssey
7:30PM

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. 

The Great Battle
9:45PM

M
South Korea, 2018
Genre: History, Action, Drama, War
Language: Chinese, Korean
Director: Kim Kwang-sik
Starring: Jo In-sung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Park Sung-Woong, Bae Seong-woo
What's it about?
Kingdom of Goguryeo, ancient Korea, 645. The ruthless Emperor Taizong of Tang invades the country and leads his armies towards the capital, achieving one victory after another, but on his way is the stronghold of Ansi, protected by General Yang Man-chu (Jo In-sung), who will do everything possible to stop the invasion, even if his troops are outnumbered by thousands of enemies.

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER

Jappeloup
7:30PM

MA15+
France, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English, French
Director: Christian Duguay
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Daniel Auteuil, Marina Hands, Tcheky Karyo
What's it about?
A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider (Canet), locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father (Auteuil) and forever uncertain of his own skills as an equestrian.

Only Lovers Left Alive
9:55PM

M
UK, France, Germany, USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska, Jeffrey Wright
What's it about?
Underground musician Adam (Hiddleston) reunites with his lover for centuries (Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Wasikowska). From cult director Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, Down By Law).

Only Lovers Left Alive Review: An Unhurried Pleasure
Tilda Swinton interview: Only Lovers Left Alive