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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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26 Jun 2022 - 10:33 PM  UPDATED 27 Jun 2022 - 8:12 AM

FOR THIS WEEK'S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND & NITV
TV Movie Guide: 29 June - 5 July
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 Tommy's Honour, Driven, Iris, The Program, The Hurricane, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Days of the Bagnold Summer, The Last Wave, My Brilliant Career, Sweet Country and Jasper Jones
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Driven, The Program, 3some, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, The Band's Visit, Sweet Country and Jasper Jones

 

WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE

Tommy's Honour
7:30pm

M, AD
UK, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Jason Connery
Starring: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Ferdinando, Ian Pirie
What's it about?
Tom (Mullan) and Tommy Morris (Lowden), father and son pioneers of professional golf, rely on skill, business acumen and working-class street smarts to make Tommy one of the world's first sports superstars and founder.

Driven
9:35pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Thriller, History
Language: English
Director: Nick Hamm
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, Corey Stoll, Isabel Arraiza, Michael Cudlitz
What's it about?
It's 1974 and Jim Hoffman (Sudeikis) is your average family man - father of two, hard-working pilot, doting husband, and occasional drug smuggler. But when Jim is caught using his family vacation to smuggle cocaine into the US, ambitious FBI agent Benedict Tissa (Stoll) sees an opportunity to earn a major victory for the Bureau by using Jim to entrap his elusive supplier.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 30 JUNE

Iris
7:50pm

M, AD
Canada, UK, 2001
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Richard Eyre
Starring: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton
What's it about?
The story of the lifelong romance between celebrated novelist Iris Murdoch (Dench) and her husband John Bayley (Broadbent, who won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Coco Avant Chanel
9:30pm

PG
France, Belgium, 2009
Genre: Drama, History
Language: French, English
Director: Anne Fontaine
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola, Emmanuelle Devos, Marie Gillain, Benoit Poelvoorde
What's it about?
Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel (Tautou) finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan (Poelvoorde) grants her entry into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 1 JULY

The Program
7:35pm

M, AD, CC
UK, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Dustin Hoffman, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Guillaume Canet
What's it about?
From Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The QueenPhilomena) comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history - Lance Armstrong (played by Foster), the world-renowned Tour de France champion.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
REVIEW
The Program review: Performances enhance shorthand account of epic scandal
The Armstrong lie gets the big screen treatment.

The Hurricane
9:30pm

M, AD
USA, 1999
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber
What's it about?
This film tells the story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter (Washington, in an Oscar-nominated performance), a Black man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing world title. However, Rubin's dreams are shattered when he is accused of a triple murder and sentence to life in jail. Directed by Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck).

Original Movie Show interviews with Denzel Washington and Norman Jewison

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 2 JULY

This Is Where I Leave You
7:35pm

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Shawn Levy
Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll
What's it about?
When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested - with an admonition - to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. As the brothers and sisters re-examine their shared history and the status of each tattered relationship among those who know and love them best, they reconnect in hysterically funny and emotionally significant ways.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

3some
9:30pm

MA15+, CC
Spain, 2009
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Salvador García Ruiz
Starring: Biel Duran, Adriana Ugarte, Nilo Mur, Guillermo Eced
What's it about?
An art student (Duran) disappoints his classmate and fellow artist (Ugarte) by keeping the portrait he has painted of her when she believed she would own it after it was completed. This surprising turn of events continues into a seductive love triangle between the two of them and a third student (Mur).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
11:15pm

M, CC
Spain, USA, 2008
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Javier Bardem
What's it about?
Two girlfriends (Johansson, Hall) on a summer holiday in Spain become enamoured with the same painter (Bardem), unaware that his ex-wife (Cruz, winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role), with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

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SUNDAY 3 JULY

A Raisin in the Sun
6:10pm

PG
USA, 1961
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Daniel Petrie
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon
What's it about?
The Youngers, an African-American family, live together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of their patriarch, they try to determine what to do with the substantial $10,000 insurance payment they’ll soon receive. Opinions on what to do with the money vary. Walter Lee (Poitier) wants to make a business investment, while his mother, Lena (McNeil), is intent on buying a house for them all to live in. Based Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed Broadway play of the same name - the first Broadway play to be written by a Black female playwright.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
8:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
UK, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch
What's it about?
In 1970s England, the head of MI6, Control (Hurt), dispatches an agent to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviet spy in the organisation's ranks. However, the mission goes wrong and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (McBurney) calls veteran agent George Smiley (Oldman, in his first Oscar-nominated performance) back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians. Based on the classic John le Carré novel. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
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Zero Dark Thirty
10:50pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 2013

Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Ehle, Jason Clarke, Chris Pratt, James Gandolfini
What's it about?
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret locations across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal to track down and eliminate wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. From Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Point Break), and nominated for five 2013 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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MONDAY 4 JULY

The Band's Visit
6:15pm

PG, CC
Israel, USA, France 2007
Genre: Comedy
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Eran Korilin
Starring: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri
What's it about?
This warm, heartfelt film follows the members of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, led by the repressed Tawfiq, who after taking the wrong bus on their way to a cultural event, wind up on the doorstep of Dina (Elkabetz), a free-spirited cafe owner in a remote Israel village. After informing them they will be stuck there until the next morning, Dina offers to put them up for the night, with help from other villagers. 

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Days of the Bagnold Summer
7:50pm

M, AD
UK, 2020
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Simon Bird
Starring: Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Alice Lowe, Elliot Speller-Gillott
What's it about?
Sue (Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his father and his father's new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Last Wave
9:30pm

PG, AD
Australia, 1977
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Language: English, Italian
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow
What's it about?
The seemingly normal life of Sydney lawyer David Burton (Chamberlain) is turned upside-down when he takes on a murder case and discovers that he shares a strange and unexplained mystical connection to five Aboriginal men. Written and directed by Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Master & Commander). 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

TUESDAY 5 JULY

Jean de Florette
8:40am

PG
France, 1986
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Claude Berri
Starring: Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu
What's it about?
In a rural French village, an old man (Montant) and his nephew and only remaining relative (Auteil) cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it (Depardieu) is moving in. Together they conspire to block the only water source for the property in order to bankrupt the new owner and force him to sell.

My Brilliant Career
5:35pm

G, AD
Australia, 1979
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Starring: Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes, Sam Neill
What's it about?
Sybylla (Davis), a headstrong girl growing up in early 20th century Australia, has the opportunity of marriage to a wealthy young man whom she loves, but rejects it in order to maintain her independence, preferring to take a job as governess/housekeeper to the family of an illiterate neighbor to whom her father owes money. The debut feature from director Gilliam Armstrong (StarstruckThe Last Days of Chez Nous, High Tide, Little Women).

Gillian Armstrong talks to Marc Fennell

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Sweet Country
7:30pm

MA15+, AD, 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. Director 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.

Jasper Jones
9:35pm

M, AD, 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 Bran Nue Dae.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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