• From left: Capernaum, Rust & Bone, Call Me By Your Name, Mississippi Grind (SBS Movies)
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).
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4 Feb 2020 - 3:30 PM  UPDATED 4 Feb 2020 - 3:34 PM

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TV Movie Guide Highlights: 10 - 16 February
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.

MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY

Charlie & Boots
7:35PM

M
Australia, 2009
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Dean Murphy
Starring: Shane Jacobson, Paul Hogan, Morgan Griffin, Roy Billing
What's it about?
Paul Hogan plays Charlie McFarland and Shane Jacobson plays his estranged son, Boots. After a family tragedy Charlie and Boots try and put their differences aside and head off on the road trip of a lifetime - from regional Victoria to the Cape York Peninsula - they overcome many challenges to reach their dream - to fish off the northern most tip of Australia.

Ash Is Purest White
9:30PM

MA15+
China, 2018
Genre: Crime, Romance, Drama
Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Director: Jia Zhangke
Starring: Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Feng Xiaogang, Xu Zheng
What's it about?
Qiao (Zhao) is in love with Bin (Fan), a big time mobster in a small provincial town. Despite the dangers of the criminal underworld, Qiao rests easy with the protection provided by the mob’s brotherhood. However, when a rival gang attacks, Qiao steps up to protect Bin. Her act of loyalty sends her to prison for five years. From acclaimed director Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin, Platform).

Ash is Purest White review: Love smoulders, crime pays
Jia Zhangke at SBS On Demand

TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY

Mississippi Grind
7:30PM

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller
What's it about?
Gerry (Mendelsohn) is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis (Reynolds), a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. From the writer-director team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson).

'Mississippi Grind': A Beautifully Bittersweet Road Movie

Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn in 2015's 'Mississippi Grind'

Una
9:30PM

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Benedict Andrews
Starring: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed
What's it about?
When a young woman (Mara) unexpectedly arrives at an older man’s (Mendelsohn) workplace, looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new life. Based on David Harrower's play 'Blackbird'.

Una review: Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara give nuance to stagey story
Ben Mendelsohn talks 'Una', going Full Mendo - and why he did 'Who Do You Think You Are'

WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY

Mr. Holmes
7:35PM

M
UK, USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada
What's it about?
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes (McKellan) deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

'Mr. Holmes' plays like fan-fiction, but excellent fan-fiction

Mr. Holmes airs Tuesday 9th July at 7:30pm on SBS World Movies

Rust and Bone
9:30PM

MA15+
France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Marion Cotillard, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero
What's it about?
After suddenly finding himself face-to-face with a young son he hardly knows, Ali (Schoenaerts), penniless and friendless, takes refuge with his sister (Masiero). Meanwhile, he meets a beautiful woman, Stephanie (Cotillard), during a night club brawl. Stephanie trains killer whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together. From Jacques Audiard, director of A Prophet and The Beat That My Heart Skipped.

THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY

Capharnaüm
7:30PM

M
Lebanon, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Nadine Labaki
Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Nadine Labaki
What's it about?
Zain (Al Rafeea), a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

I thought I was strong, but ‘Capharnaüm’ tore me apart
Nadine Labaki, on how 'Capharnaum' has changed her life

Let the Right One In
9:45PM

MA15+
Sweden, 2008
Genre: Horror, Drama
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

FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY

Call Me By Your Name
7:30PM

M
Italy, France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English, Italian
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg
What's it about?
Elio Perlman (Chalamet) is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father (Stuhlbarg) hires a handsome doctoral student (Hammer), the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), from an Oscar-winning screenplay written by James Ivory and adapted from the novel by André Aciman.

Luca Guadagnino talks 'Call Me By Your Name'
Timothée Chalamet reveals the secrets of 'Call Me By Your Name'
Call Me By Your Name review: Story of first love is a cinematic swoon

Candy
9:55PM

MA15+
Australia, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Neil Armfield
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
Candy (Cornish) and Dan (Ledger) are, respectively, an aspiring artist and a would-be poet whose love is matched only by each other's desire to take heroin. Initially this joint addiction strengthens the couples' bond, but as things get out of control tough choices must be made. Based on the novel by Luke Davies (writer of Lion).

Candy: Review

SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY

Slow West
7:30PM

M
UK, 2015
Genre: Action, Western, Comedy
Language: English
Director: John Maclean
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn
What's it about?
Set at the end of the 19th century, Slow West follows Jay (Smit-McPhee), a 17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to American West to look for his former lover. Faced with the brutal frontier environment, he soon teams up with a rough and mysterious traveller named Silas (Fassbender), who soon discovers that Jay’s old flame has a price on her head. Together, they make their way through the wilderness, while trying to stay one step ahead of the bounty hunters.

Slow West: Review

Dallas Buyers Club
9:05PM

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Steve Zahn, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto
What's it about?
1986, Texas. Homophobic womaniser Ron Woodruff (McConaughey, in an Oscar-winning performance) is completely oblivious of AIDS, even as it spreads through the world, terrifying the public. So when Ron contracts HIV, he is blindsided. Given just 30 days to live, he tries in vain to be included in the AZT drug trial. Ron seeks out other untested, alternative medications in Mexico, and establishes an underground network of drug supply for the growing increasing numbers of HIV and AIDS. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., Wild, Big Little Lies).

Dallas Buyers Club: Interview
Dallas Buyers Club: Review

SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY

Anonymous
7:30PM

M
UK, Germany, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Rhys Ifans, Derek Jacobi, Joely Richardson
What's it about?
Who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare?  Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Why You Should Watch: Anonymous

Brotherhood of the Wolf
9:50PM

MA15+
France, 2001
Genre: Horror
Language: French
Director: Christophe Gans
Starring: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Emilie Dequenne, Mark Dacascos, Samuel Le Bihan
What's it about?
In 18th Century France, naturalist Grégoire de Fronsac (Le Bihan) and his American Indian blood brother Mani (Dacascos) are sent to hunt for the mysterious wolf-like beast that has been killing women and children. Fronsac soon meets Jean-François de Morangias (Cassel), a sour young man who lost an arm at battle, and his sister Marianne (Dequenne), with whom he falls in love. He visits the local whorehouse where the very beautiful madam Sylvia (Bellucci) appears to have designs on him. But the killings continue and Fronsac starts to have suspicions that the beast has a master.