• L-R: Vox Lux, Fish Tank, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Sid & Nancy (SBS Movies)Source: 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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20 Jun 2022 - 11:01 AM  UPDATED 22 Jun 2022 - 10:21 PM

FOR THIS WEEK'S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND & NITV
TV Movie Guide: June 22 - 28
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.

  • Audio Description (AD) available for The Hollars, Tracks, The Leisure Seeker, Charlie & Boots, Toast, Sid & Nancy, Blood Ties, Vox Lux, Love & Other Drugs, On Chesil Beach, Fish Tank, The Face of Love and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Tracks, Charlie & Boots, Blood Ties, Love & Other Drugs, On Chesil Beach, Fish Tank and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

 

WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE

The Hollars
7:55pm

M, AD
USA, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick
What's it about?
John Hollar (Krasinski) is an aspiring NYC artist who takes his girlfriend (Kendrick) back to his Middle America hometown on the eve of his mother’s brain surgery. There he’s forced to navigate the crazy life he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, his father, and his over-eager ex-wife flood back into his life ahead of the operation.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Tracks
9:30pm

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2013
Genre: Biography
Language: English
Director: John Curran
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Emma Booth, Adam Driver
What's it about?
In 1977, a young Australian woman named Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska) set out from Alice Springs to trek across 2,700 kilometres of harsh desert of Western Australia to reach the ocean. Accompanied only by her dog and four camels, Davidson had no other purpose than to reach the ocean and find herself on a journey of self-discovery.

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THURSDAY 23 JUNE

T-34
7:30pm

M
Russia, 2018
Genre: War, Action, Drama, History
Language: German, Russian
Director: Alexey Sidorov
Starring: Alexander Petrov, Victor Dobronravov, Irina Starshenbaum, Vinzenz Kiefer
What's it about?
A group of Russian soldiers led by tank commander Nikolay Ivushkin (Petrov) are captured by German forces marching on Moscow during World War II. To save his team and his country, Ivushkin launches an escape plan with the help of Russian translator Anya (Starshenbaum) and a battered, legendary Soviet T-34 tank.

Berlin Syndrome
9:35pm

MA15+
Australia, 2017
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Language: English, German
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading
What's it about?
Alone and adrift in Berlin, Australian photographer Clare (Palmer) meets charismatic local Andi (Riemelt), and there is an instant attraction between them. But what begins as a passionate romance takes a sinister turn when Clare wakes up one morning to discover Andi has locked her in his apartment, and he has no intention of letting her leave, ever. From Cate Shortland, director of SomersaultLore and Marvel's Black Widow.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Red Hill
11:45pm

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Genre: Thriller, Action, Western
Language: English
Director: Patrick Hughes
Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Claire van der Boom
What's it about?
When a young police officer, Constable Shane Cooper (Kwanten), relocates to the small high-country town of 'Red Hill’ with his pregnant wife (van der Bloom), he does so in the hope of starting a new family. But when news of a prison break in the city sends the local law enforcement officers into a panic, Shane’s first day on duty quickly goes from bad to worse. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
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FRIDAY 24 JUNE

The Leisure Seeker
7:30pm

M, AD
France, Italy, 2018
Genre: Drama, Romance, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Paolo Virzì
Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Kirsty Mitchell, Janel Moloney
What's it about?
A runaway couple (Mirren, Sutherland) go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

Charlie & Boots
9:35pm

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2009
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Dean Murphy
Starring: Shane Jacobson, Paul Hogan, Morgan Griffin, Roy Billing
What's it about?
After a family tragedy, estranged brothers Charlie (Hogan) and Boots (Jacobson) 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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 25 JUNE

Toast
6:40pm

PG, AD
UK, 2010
Genre: Drama, Comedy, History, Family
Language: English
Director: S.J. Clarkson
Starring: Freddie Highmore, Ken Stott, Victoria Hamilton, Helena Bonham Carter
What's it about?
Nigel's mother (Carter) was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned does not help... An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's (Highmore) bestselling memoir, Toast is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Sid & Nancy
8:30pm

MA15+, AD
UK, 1986
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Language: English
Director: Alex Cox
Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Xander Berkeley
What's it about?
In January 1978, after their success in England, the punk rock band Sex Pistols venture out on their tour of the southern United States. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious (Oldman) is forced by his band mates and their manager to travel without his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen (Webb), who will meet him in New York only after a traumatic event. When the band breaks up and Sid begins his solo career in a hostile city, the turbulent couple definitely falls into the depths of drug addiction and co-dependency, a last journey with no return.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Blood Ties
10:35pm

MA15+, AD, CC
France, 2013
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup
What's it about?
An ex-con (Owen) tries to pull away from a life of crime, but the temptation proves too strong, bringing his already-strained relationship with his policeman brother (Crudup) to breaking point. Directed by multitalented actor/director Guillaume Canet (Tell No One, Little White Lies), from a screenplay by James Gray (We Own the Night, Lost City of Z).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 26 JUNE

Walking on Sunshine
6:40pm

PG
UK, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: Italian, English
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Starring: Annabel Scholey, Hannah Arterton, Giulio Berruti, Greg Wise, Katy Brand
What's it about?
Set to a soundtrack of popular hit songs from the 1980s, this film take place in a beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie (Scholey) is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf (Berruti), and has invited her sister Taylor (Arterton) to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life.

Vox Lux
8:30pm

MA15+, AD
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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Love and Other Drugs
10:35pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Hank Azaria, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dorothy Silver, Oliver Platt
What's it about?
Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anything, including a formidable personal challenge, tie her down. But she meets her match in Jaime Randall (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

MONDAY 27 JUNE

On Chesil Beach
7:30pm

M, AD, CC
UK, 2018
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Dominic Cooke
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson
What's it about?
It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes - Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. We first encounter Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle), a young couple in their early twenties, on their wedding day. Now on their honeymoon, they are dining in their room at a stuffy, sedate hotel near Chesil Beach in Dorset, where one of them makes a major decision that will utterly change both of their lives forever. Based on the novella by Ian McEwan.

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Lovelace
9:35pm

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Chloe Sevigny
What's it about?
Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, was an international sensation in 1972 and made its star, Linda Lovelace (Seyfried), a media darling. Years later, the 'poster girl for the sexual revolution' revealed a darker side to her story.

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Fish Tank
11:15pm

MA15+, AD, CC
UK, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing
What's it about?
Mia (Jarvis) is a volatile 15-year-old, who is always in trouble and who has become excluded from school and ostracised by her friends. One hot summer’s day her mother (Wareing) brings home a mysterious stranger named Connor (Fassbender) who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives. Written and directed by Andrea Arnold (American Honey) and winner of the Best British Film award at the 2010 BAFTAs.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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TUESDAY 28 JUNE

The Face of Love
7:50pm

M, AD
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Arie Posin
Starring: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams
What's it about?
Lonely widow Nikki (Bening) begins a romance with art teacher Tom (Harris), who bears a startling resemblance to her late husband Garret (also played by Harris). She doesn't tell him of the resemblance, nor does she tell her friends and family, which begins to put a strain on her new relationship.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Angela Robinson
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, J.J. Feild, Oliver Platt
What's it about?
Explores the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston (Evans), the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941; the character having its origins in a polyamorous relationship between Marston, his wife (Hall) and his young teaching assistant (Heathcote).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
 
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