• From left: Predestination, The Infinite Man, The Fifth Element (SBS Movies)
SBS World Movies and Nissan bring you a week-long series of local and international science fiction films that take you into the future.
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7 Jan 2020 - 11:42 AM  UPDATED 7 Jan 2020 - 11:42 AM

The Infinite Man

Monday 13 January, 9:30PM

MA15+
Australia, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Hugh Sullivan
Starring: Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades
What's it about?
A young inventor (McConville) obsessively attempts to engineer the perfect romantic weekend and record every happy moment between him and his girlfriend, Lana (Marshall). When his idea is thwarted by the unexpected arrival of his partner’s aggressive ex-boyfriend (Dimitriades), the technical wiz invents a time-travelling device to return to the exact moment the incident occurred to prevent it from happening. As a result, the three characters become trapped in an infinite metaphysical time loop. 

The Infinite Man: Hugh Sullivan interview
The Infinite Man Review: A smart, simply hilarious sci-fi adventure

What Happened to Monday

Tuesday 14 January, 9:30PM

MA15+
Belgium, France, UK, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama
Language: English
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close
What's it about?
In a not-too-distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (Rapace, playing all) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person.

Just a Breath Away

Wednesday 15 January, 9:30PM

M
France, 2018
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: French
Director: Daniel Roby
Starring: Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Fantine Harduin, Michel Robin
What's it about?
A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save their daughter. But as the hours go by, one thing becomes quite clear: there is no help on the way, and if they want to make it through this catastrophe alive, they will have to try their luck in the mist…

Predestination

Thursday 16 January, 9:30PM

MA15+
Australia, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Michael Spierig
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
What's it about?
On his final time travelling assignment, a Temporal Agent (Hawke) must stop The Fizzle Bomber, the one criminal that has always managed to elude him, from killing 10,000 New Yorkers. Whilst on this mission, he seeks out a new recruit by the name of John Doe (Snook).

Predestination: 5 minutes with the Spierig brothers and Sarah Snook (interview)

The Fifth Element

Friday 17 January, 9:30PM

PG
France, USA, 1997
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Gary Oldman
What's it about?
For ex-Marine Korben Dallas, life has become tediously repetitive: he drives a flying cab for a living, and eats take away from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to his window, every day. But little does Korben know, a great extra-terrestrial Evil has teamed up with Zorg, and threatens to destroy the Earth. 

My Favourite Film: The Fifth Element

 

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