• L-R: Song Of The Sea, The Front Runner, Ten Canoes, Venus (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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SBS Movies

26 Oct 2020 - 10:46 AM  UPDATED 28 Oct 2020 - 12:27 PM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 2 - 8 November
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

  • Closed Captions (CC) available: The Fifth Element, The Front Runner, Strangerland, Call Me By Your Name, Ten Canoes
  • Audio Description (AD) available: The Fifth Element, VenusThe Front Runner
 

MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER

Who Killed Malcolm Smith?
11:00am, NITV 

PG
Australia, 1992
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Adler, Caroline Sherwood
What's it about?
This is the true story of Malcolm Charles Smith who, like many Aboriginal people, was taken from his family as a child and died a shocking and early death after a life of institutionalisation and deprivation. In this documentary Richard Frankland, who helped investigate his death for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, revisits Smith's friends and family who tell the story of Malcolm's life and death.

Who Killed Malcolm Smith?

Tribal Justice
1:00pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anne Makepeace
What's it about?
Two formidable Native American women, both chief judges in their tribe's courts, strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders, modelling restorative justice in action.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Tribal Justice (2017)

 

WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER

The Fifth Element
8:25pm, SBS VICELAND

PG, CC, AD
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 (Willis), 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. 

ARTICLE
My Favourite Film: The Fifth Element
Let's sing the praises of the one of the great loopy space adventures of our time, which also happens to be SBS VICELAND's Saturday night movie.

The Talk: Race in America
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Thurs 5 Nov, 12:00pm)

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sam Pollard
What's it about?
Documentary about the increasingly necessary conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of colour and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Rodin
12:00am, SBS

M
Belgium, France, USA, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Jacques Doillon
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Izïa Higelin, Séverine Caneele, Magdalena Malina
What's it about?
Auguste Rodin (Lindon), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel (Higelin), a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation. An Official Competition selection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

 

THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER

Black Cop
9:30pm, NITV (repeats Fri 6 Nov, 12:00pm)

M
Canada, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Cory Bowles
Starring: Ronnie Rowe, Jr., Sophia Walker, Sebastien Lebel, Simon Paul Mutuyimana
What's it about?
A black police officer (Rowe, Jr.) is pushed to the edge, taking out his frustrations on the privileged community he's sworn to protect. Winner of the 2017  Vancouver Film Festival prize for Best Canadian Feature Film.

 

FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER

Song of the Sea
8:00pm, NITV (repeats Sat 7 Nov, 10:00am)

PG
Ireland, 2014
Genre: Family, Animation, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Tomm Moore
Voice Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, David Rawle
What's it about?
This Oscar-nominated animated feature tells the story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as they are drawn into a world Ben knows only from his mother’s folktales.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
Oscar-nominated 2014 animated feature 'Song Of The Sea'
REVIEW
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Sasquatch'n
9:40pm, NITV (repeats Sat 7 Nov, 11:30am)

PG
Canada, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kerr Lee Sugiyama
What's it about?
A groundbreaking investigative documentary that dives deep inside secret Native societies to uncover knowledge about the Sasquatch never revealed before.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Sasquatch'n

 

SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER

Venus
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
Canada, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Dramna
Language: English
Director: Eisha Marjara
Starring: Debargo Sanyal, Jamie Mayers, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Zena Darawalla, Gordon Warnecke
What's it about?
Sid (Sanyal), a South Asian transgender woman, is shocked to discover that she is the father of a 14-year-old boy (Mayers) with a former high school girlfriend.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Venus (2017)

Let the Fire Burn
8:35pm, NITV

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jason Osder
What's it about?
An account of the incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the Black Liberation organisation MOVE and Philadelphia authorities. The dramatic clash claimed eleven lives and literally and figuratively devastated an entire community. Winner of the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Let The Fire Burn

The Front Runner
9:30pm, SBS

M, CC, AD
USA, 2018
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, Sara Paxton
What's it about?
Gary Hart (Jackman), former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Strangerland
10:15pm, NITV

MA15+, CC
Australia, 2015
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kim Farrant
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Joseph Fiennes
What's it about?
Newly arrived in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine (Kidman) and Matt Parker (Fiennes) are trying to adjust, when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom disappear in the desert, just as a massive dust storm is about to hit. Rumours start swirling about what could have happened to children and, with temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink.

INTERVIEW
Kim Farrant, on the 5 reasons she had to make Strangerland
Kim Farrant drew from many sources when embarking on the strange outback mystery, Strangerland

Call Me By Your Name
11:40pm, SBS

M, CC
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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER

Ten Canoes
9:35pm, NITV

M, CC
Australia, 2006
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Language: Ganalbingu
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: Richard Birrinbirrin, Jamie Gulpilil, Crusoe Kurddal
What's it about?
An elder of an Indigenous tribe in the Northern Territory realises a young man in the group covets the beautiful young wife of another elder. To teach him the proper way, the elder tells the youngster a story from the mythical past, about a man who had no wife. Directed by Rolf de Heer (The TrackerBad Boy Bubby).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
REVIEW
Ten Canoes Review
An elaborate story, well told.
 
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