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4 Nov 2020 - 1:27 PM  UPDATED 4 Nov 2020 - 1:28 PM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 9 - 15 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 for Ten Canoes, Gurrumul, Sweet County, The Bounty, Jasper Jones, Andre the Giant, Sherpa

 

MONDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Ten Canoes
12:00pm, 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.

Gurrumul
2:30pm, SBS (repeats Sunday 15 November, 9:05pm on NITV)

PG, CC
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Paul Damien Williams
Featuring: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Sting, Michael Hohnen, Mark Grose
What's it about?
Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album ‘Gurrumul’ brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music. 

Why Gurrumul is Australia's most important documentary

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Sweet Country
9:30pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 10 November, 12:00pm)

MA15+, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Language: English
Director: Warwick Thornton
Starring: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie
What's it about?
It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly (Morris), a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind white preacher, Fred Smith (Neill). After an ill-tempered bully (Leslie) arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down. Warwick Thornton's acclaimed follow-up to 2009's landmark Samson & Delilah.

INTERVIEW
Warwick Thornton on his Venice award-winning film, 'Sweet Country'
The Australian director/cinematographer took out the Special Jury Prize in Venice for his Outback Western.

 

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Jedda
9:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 10 June, 1:30pm)

PG
Australia, 1955
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Charles Chauvel
Starring: Ngarla Kunoth, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
What's it about?
Jedda is an orphaned Arrernte baby who is adopted by a white family. She grows up, confused over her heritage and place in the world. As a young woman, she is mysteriously drawn to go "Walkabout" as people of her tribe have for hundreds of years. The first Australian feature film to be filmed in colour, and nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Suspiria
11:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Germany, Italy, USA, 2018
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Language: English, French, German
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven, Sylvie Testud
What's it about?
A darkness swirls at the centre of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson) and a grieving psychotherapist (also Swinton). Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up... A bold reimagining of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic, directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, I Am Love).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER

Vox Lux
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2018
Genre: Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: Brady Corbet
Starring: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, Willem Dafoe (narrator)
What's it about?
In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste (Cassidy) and Eleanor (Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, Celeste (now played by Portman) is a mother to a teenage daughter of her own and is struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention. Directed by Brady Corbet (Childhood of a Leader).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Occupation: Native
8:30am, NITV (repeats Thurs 12 Nov, 10:00am)

PG
Australia, 2017 
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Trisha Morton-Thomas
What's it about?
The Aboriginal story has been buried deep beneath the 247-year-old accepted Australian narrative. In Occupation: Native, Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas, bites back at Australian history.

Occupation: Native

Tudawali
9:30pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 12 November, 11:00am)

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. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Villainess
10:40pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
South Korea, 2017
Genre: Drama, Action
Language: Korean
Director: Jung Byung-gil
Starring: Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun, Bang Sung-Joon, Kim Seo-hyung
What's it about?
Since she was a little girl, Sook-hee (played as an adult by Kim Ok-bin) was brought up to become a deadly assassin. She gets a second chance in life when South Korea’s Intelligence Agency’s Chief Kwon recruits her to become a sleeper cell. Her new identity is Chae Yeon-soo, 27 years old, theatre actress. With a promise of complete freedom after serving the country for 10 years, Sook-hee begins a new life.

Centre of My World
12:00am, SBS

MA15+
Austria, Germany, 2016
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Language: German
Director: Jakob M. Erwa
Starring: Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo, Ada Philine Stappenbeck, Jannik Schümann
What's it about?
A17-year-old Phil (Hoffman) lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in the mansion has soured somehow. Phil doesn’t worry about it, hanging out with his best friend Kat (Jung) instead. When he starts to feel attracted to a mysterious new student at school, Phil is plunged into emotional turmoil only exacerbated by the trouble at home.

Break Loose
12:55am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Russia, 2014
Genre: Action, Romance
Language: Russian
Director: Alexey Uchitel
Starring: Artur Smolyaninov, Aleksey Mantsygin, Alexander Novyn, Pavel Vorozhtsov
What's it about?
Having each done their service in the army, four best friends now serve as operatives in the Russian special police force, but a violent rivalry erupts when one of them falls for the girlfriend of a powerful gangster.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Breaking Loose

 

THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER

The Fringe Dwellers
10:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 13 November, 12:00pm)

M
Australia, 1986
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Kristina Nehm, Justine Saunders, Bob Maza
What's it about?
Bruce Beresford's (Driving Miss Daisy, Breaker Morant) critically-acclaimed adaptation of the Nene Gare novel tells the story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
ORIGINAL MOVIE SHOW REVIEW
The Fringe Dwellers review
Sincere, beautifully made and enjoyable.

 

FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER

Storm Boy
8:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 14 November, 10:00am)

PG
Australia, 1976
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Henri Safran
Starring: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick, Tony Allison
What's it about?
Mike (Rowe) is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father (Cummins). In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner (Gulpilil) and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

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Dark Age
9:40pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 1987
Genre: Horror, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Arch Nicholson
Starring: Burnham Burnham, David Gulpilil, John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps
What's it about?
A pair of rangers (Burnham & Gulpilil) help Steve (Jarratt) search for a giant killer crocodile. Their mission? To try and safely relocate the sacred croc to a wildlife sanctuary before a bunch of bloodthirsty redneck poachers find it first.

Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1
11:35pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
India, 2012
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Language: Hindi
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jaideep Ahlawat
What's it about?
Shahid Khan (Ahlawat) is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's (Dhulia) colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan (Bajpayee) vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Jasper Jones
11:45pm, SBS

M, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rachel Perkins
Starring: Aaron L. McGrath, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving
What's it about?
Based on the best-selling novel, Jasper Jones is the story of Charlie Bucktin (Miller), a young bookish boy living in a small town. One night, local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones (McGrath) appears at Charlie’s window and the pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. From Rachel Perkins, director of Radiance and Bran Nue Dae.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
INTERVIEW
“I want to know: What happened?” - Rachel Perkins talks 'Jasper Jones'
The director and writer of the film adaptation of 'Jasper Jones' join us to talk about the quiet activism within the '60s-set film.

The Bounty
1:35am, SBS

PG, CC
USA, UK, 1984
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis
What's it about?
The story of Lieutenant Bligh (Hopkins), whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian (Gibson) to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat. From Australian director Roger Donaldson (The World's Fastest Indian, No Way Out).

 

SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER

The Loving Story
5:05pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Nancy Buirski
What's it about?
The marriage of Mildred (who was part-black and part-Native American) and Richard (who was white) was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. Their case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where, in 1967, it struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country once and for all. Their story was also the basis for the 2016 film Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga (in an Oscar-nominated performance.)

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
10:30pm, SBS

M
Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China, 2000
Genre: Martial Arts, Drama, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Chen Chang
What's it about?
When a politician's daughter steals a legendary warrior's precious sword, a sequence of events is triggered to recover the sword, which leads to a deadly encounter with the thief's witch-like minder. From renowned director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), the film received four Academy Awards in 2001, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

REVIEW
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Review
Elusive but magnificent.

Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2
10:55pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
India, 2012
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Language: Hindi
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Rajkummar Rao
What's it about?
It’s the sequel and the final chapter in the bloody lives of the avenging ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. Sardar Khan’s sons are at war with Ramadhir Singh’s men; and the knives clash and the bullets flash; till either drops dead.

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SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER

The Song Keepers
7:35pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Aboriginal
Director: Naina Sen
What's it about?
Central Australia’s answer to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Song Keepers tells the uplifting story of women from the world’s oldest culture preserving some of the world’s oldest sacred songs, connecting Germany to Indigenous history in the process.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir in action.
RELATED
The remarkable true story behind 'The Song Keepers'
Documentary filmmaker Naina Sen followed an incredible choir of Central Australian Indigenous women on tour as they took transformed German hymns back to where they came from.

Andre the Giant
8:30pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jason Hehir
What's it about?
A documentary examining the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in WWE history. This ambitious, wide-ranging feature explores Andre’s upbringing in France, his celebrated WWE career, and his forays into the entertainment world. Includes interviews with Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, family members, and more.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Console Wars
9:10pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jonah Tulis, Blake Harris
What's it about?
In 1990, SEGA, a fledgling arcade company assembled a team of misfits to take on the greatest video game company in the world, Nintendo. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pit brother against brother, kids against grownups, Sonic against Mario, and uniquely American capitalism against centuries-old Japanese tradition. For the first time ever, the men and women who fought on the front lines for Sega and Nintendo discuss this battle that defined a generation.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Sherpa: Trouble on Everest
2:35am, SBS

M, CC
Nepal, Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary, Adventure
Language: Nepali, English
Director: Jennifer Peedom
What's it about?
In 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the cause of this altercation, intending to film the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpa's point-of-view. Instead, they captured Everest's greatest tragedy, when a huge block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
RELATED
Sherpa: Trouble on Everest review: Doc spotlights an industrial dispute at the top of the world
A thoughtful account of high risk at high altitude
Sherpa - Jennifer Peedom interview
Jen Peedom talks about her desire to shine a light on the enormous risks taken by Nepal's Sherpas.
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