• From left: Rabbit-Proof Fence, Beauty & The Beast, The Godfather, Another Country (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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12 Jun 2020 - 1:52 PM  UPDATED 12 Jun 2020 - 2:18 PM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 15 - 21 June
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

MONDAY 15 JUNE

Naa Muru Gurung
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Wed 17th, 10:35pm / Thurs 18th, 12:00pm)

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Gillian Moody
What's it about?
This inspiring film celebrates the courage and resilience of those who, for over a century, have fought for the right of Aboriginal children to public education.

Naa Muru Gurung celebrates the courage and resilience of those who, for over a century, have fought for the right of Aboriginal children to public education.

Another Country
9:00pm, NITV (repeats Tues 16th, 10:30pm)

PG
Australia, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Molly Reynolds
Featuring: David Gulpilil
What's it about?
The great Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the tale of 'Another Country', a story of what happened when his people's way of life was interrupted by ours. A companion film to Rolf De Heer's 2014 film Charlie's Country.

TUESDAY 16 JUNE

Satellite Dreaming
1:00pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 1991
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ivo Borum
What's it about?
A film of considerable historic importance, this documentary narrates the emergence of Indigenous broadcast media in Australia, and discusses its role in maintaining Indigenous languages and culture. Including interviews with key participants in the emergence of Aboriginal media, the film is an invaluable historical record of what is now a strong and important part of our national culture, albeit still with financial pressures and competition with mainstream broadcasters. Cinematography by Warwick Thornton (director of Samson & Delilah, Sweet Country).

The Godfather
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1972
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Marlon Brando, John Cazale, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan
What's it about?
Don Vito Corleone (Brando) is a man trying to protect his children Michael (Pacino), Sonny (Caan), and Fredo (Cazale) from the horrors of the family 'business', while Michael attempts to care for his new wife Kay (Keaton). The winner of three Academy awards including Best Picture and based on the novel by Mario Puzo.

How ‘The Godfather’ changed cinema forever

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE

The Adventurers
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Hong Kong, 2017
Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: Mandarin
Director: Stephen Fung
Starring: Andy Lau, Shu Qi, Tony Yang, Zhang Jingchu, Jean Reno, Eric Tsang
What's it about?
The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.

Golden Job
10:25pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2018
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Language: Cantonese
Director: Chin Ka-Lok
Starring: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, Chin Ka-Lok, Jerry Lamb
What's it about?
A group of former mercenaries reunite to plan an epic heist: boosting a truck full of medicine held by a foreign intelligence agency to supply a refugee camp in need. But when they find the truck is actually filled with stolen gold, the band of brothers realize they’ve been double-crossed by one of their own - and putting the situation right will be all out war.

The Workshop
11:05pm, SBS

M
France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Language: French
Director: Laurent Cantet
Starring: Marina Fois, Matthieu Lucci, Warda Rammach, Florian Beaujean, Julien Souve
What's it about?
Antoine has agreed to follow a writing workshop where some young people in insertion must write a black novel with the help of Olivia, a recognized novelist. The work of writing will bring to life the working-class past of the city. Its shipyard is closed for 25 years, a nostalgia that does not interest Antoine, influenced by the anxiety of the present world. From the acclaimed writer-director of The Class and Time Out.

'The Workshop': Riveting Drama From 'The Class' Writer-Director

'The Workshop', written and directed by Laurent Cantet

THURSDAY 18 JUNE

Tudawali
9:35pm, NITV (repeats Fri 19th, 12:00pm)

M
Australia, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve Jodrell
Starring: Ernie Dingo, Jedda Cole, Peter Fisher
What's it about?
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. This film traces the life of Tudawali. 

FRIDAY 19 JUNE

Rabbit-Proof Fence
7:45pm, NITV (repeats Sat 20th, 10:00AM)

PG
Australia, 2002
Genre: History, Adventure
Language: Walmajarri, English
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, Deborah Mailman, David Gulpilil
What's it about?
Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly (Sampi) and Daisy (Sansbury) and their cousin, Gracie (Monaghan), who in 1931, were forcibly removed from their mothers and their home in Jigalong and moved over fifteen hundred miles away, as a part of official 'White Australia' Government policy. Molly leads her younger sister and cousin on a brave escape and in a bid to find their way home, following, on foot, the rabbit-proof fence that cuts across the Gibson Desert and towards Jigalong.

Rabbit-Proof Fence: Cheat Sheet
Rabbit-Proof Fence: Review

Beauty and the Beast
10:50pm, SBS

PG
France, 2014
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Language: French
Director: Christophe Gans
Starring: Vincent Cassel, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega, Léa Seydoux
What's it about?
In this adaptation of the classic fairy tale, an unexpected romance blooms after the youngest daughter (Seydoux) of a merchant (Dussollier) offers herself to the mysterious beast (Cassel) to which her father has become indebted. 

SATURDAY 20 JUNE

Inside Man
8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: English, Albanian
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe
What's it about?
When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective (Washington) assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing. From legendary director Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing, BlackKklansman).

New World
12:25am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Language: Korean
Director: Hoon-jung Park
Starring: Jung-jae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Jung-min Hwang
What's it about?
An undercover police officer investigating a powerful Korean crime ring is torn between his duty to uphold the law, and his loyalty to the criminal who trusts him implicitly in this tense crime thriller. Under the watch of his superior Kang, devoted cop Ja-Sung embarks on a clandestine mission to infiltrate the powerful 'Gold Moon' crime syndicate. 

SUNDAY 21 JUNE

Election
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1999
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
What's it about?
Jim McAllister (Broderick) is a popular teacher and student government adviser who loves making a difference in his students' lives. Tracy Flick (Witherspoon) is the school's consummate overachiever, an alarmingly ambitious go-getter, who is running for student council president. Jim decides to recruit his own president, Paul - a sidelined football hero whose enormous popularity threatens Tracy's chances. Written and directed by Alexander Payne (SidewaysThe Descendants), and a 2000 Academy Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay.

Margaret & David review Election (The Movie Show, Episode 31, 1999)

Etched in Bone
8:30pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Martin Thomas, Béatrice Bijon
Starring: Jacob Nayinggul, Joe Gumbula, Martin Thomas
What's it about?
Drawing on original footage from National Geographic, Etched in Bone explores the impact of one notorious bone theft by a member of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. Hundred of bones were stolen and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, until it became known to Arnhem elders in the late 1990s. The return of the sacred artefacts was called for, resulting in a tense standoff between indigenous tribespeople and the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian.

Etched in Bone

Message from Mungo
9:50pm, NITV

G
Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
What's it about?
Lake Mungo is an ancient Pleistocene lake-bed in south-western New South Wales, and is one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. This documentary focuses on the interface over the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the other, the Indigenous communities who identify with the land and with the human remains revealed at the site.

Drowning in Plastic
10:00pm, SBS

PG
UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Language: English
Director: Tom Watt-Smith
Featuring: Liz Bonnin
What's it about?
Liz Bonnin is setting out on a global mission to reveal the full scale of the world’s plastic problem – and explore ways in which this looming environmental disaster might be averted. Can the tide be turned? With millions of tonnes of plastic entering the sea every year, there is now global attention on the problem of marine plastic pollution. But do we really understand the impact of this new environmental crisis?

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
10:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1982
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Eric Stoltz, Nicolas Cage
What's it about?
Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by writer Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous). Stacy Hamilton (Leigh) and Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) are looking for love, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett (Cates) and Mike Damone (Robert Romanus), respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli (Penn), a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

Imperium
12:05am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Daniel Ragussis
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell
What's it about?
Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster (Radcliffe) goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

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