• L-R: Leave No Trace, Attica, Radiance, My Survival as an Aboriginal (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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4 Jul 2022 - 3:10 PM  UPDATED 4 Jul 2022 - 3:11 PM

FOR THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS ON SBS WORLD MOVIES:
SBS World Movies Highlights: 6 - 12 July
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

  • Audio Description (AD) available for The Fountain, Under the Wire: Life Of A War Reporter, Love and Other Drugs, My Survival as an Aboriginal and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Under the Wire: Life Of A War Reporter, Love and Other Drugs and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 

WEDNESDAY 6 JULY

Leave No Trace
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

G
Canada, USA, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Debra Granik
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey
What's it about?
A father (Foster) and daughter (Jojo Rabbit's Thomasin McKenzie) live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own. From Debra Granik, acclaimed writer-director of Winter's Bone.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
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The Fountain
1:15am, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie
What's it about?
Born from the sacrifices of man, the legendary Tree of Life promises eternity to those who drink its sap. It is the quest for this fabled tree - or more importantly, its gift, which has consumed Tom (Jackman) over the course of 1000 years. Told in a non-linear style, The Fountain follows Tom's soul through three separate incarnations, each of whom is desperate to save the life of his soul mate Izzi (Weisz) by harnessing the power of The Tree. Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Wrestler).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

THURSDAY 7 JULY

Under the Wire: Life Of A War Reporter
12:50am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Chris Martin
What's it about?
On 12 February 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. One of them was celebrated Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin. The other was photographer, Paul Conroy. Their aim was to cover the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. Only one of them returned.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 8 JULY

Storm Boy
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 9 July, 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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Radiance
9:05pm, NITV

M
Australia, 1998
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Rachel Perkins
Starring: Deborah Mailman, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Rachael Maza
What's it about?
Three sisters reunite after some years apart, for their mother’s funeral. Cressy (Maza), the eldest of the three, is a diva - an opera singer who is reluctant to visit the past and definitely doesn’t want to share it with her sisters. Mae (Morton-Thomas), has stayed behind looking after mum, and believes that Cressy hasn’t shared enough. Nona (Mailman), the youngest and the party girl, just wants them to all be one happy family. Based on the play by Louis Nowra.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Naked City: Freedom or Lust?
10:55pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, 2022
Genre: Documentary
Language: French
Director: Carole Magnold
What's it about?
The nudist village of Cap d'Agde has a salacious reputation. The media present it as the place of all excesses, the rendezvous for swingers from all over the world. Beyond the nudist and libertine divide, this film gives us an understanding of the history of this village, the mechanisms that led to its evolution, and a better grasp of those who inhabit this particular world.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Naked City: Freedom or Lust?

Love and Other Drugs
2:05am, SBS VICELAND

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

 

SATURDAY 9 JULY

Sing About This Country
12:25pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2021
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
What's it about?
This documentary follows country music star Troy Cassar-Daley and his good friends from The Black Image Band, brothers Cliff Harrigan, Pando Harrigan, Dylan Harrigan and Porky Harrigan, as they tour and perform in Indigenous communities throughout Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Sing About This Country

Attica
9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Stanley Nelson, Traci A. Curry
What's it about?
Drawing on the experiences and recollections of those who were there, this Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of the famous prison rebellion on its 50th anniversary. In the fall of 1971, tensions between inmates and guards at the Attica Correctional Facility are at an all-time high. On the morning of September 9, it all comes to a head when inmates erupt into one of the largest U.S. prison riots ever witnessed.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 10 JULY

Fries! The Movie
5:55pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Michael Steed
Featuring: Chrissy Teigen, Eric Ripert, Malcolm Gladwell
What's it about?
No other food bridges borders, languages, and tastes more than the humble but delicious fried potato. From three-Michelin-star kitchens in Paris to the street carts of Hong Kong, you can always find a savory fry. Taking the audience on a joyous and mouth-watering journey around the world, best-selling authors Malcolm Gladwell and Chrissy Teigen join an international cast of characters to better understand the globe's obsession with the french fry.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Ningla A-Na
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Monday 11 July, 12:00pm)

PG
Australia, 1972
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alessandro Cavadini
What's it about?
Made in 1972, this landmark documentary records the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. It incorporates interviews with black activists, the work of the National Black Theatre, Aboriginal Legal Service and Aboriginal Medical Service, plus footage from the demonstrations and arrests at the embassy.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
12:05am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
UK, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon McBurney
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 after broadcast at SBS On Demand
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TUESDAY 12 JULY

My Survival as an Aboriginal
12:35pm, NITV

M, AD
Australia, 1979
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What's it about?
Essie Coffey, a Murrawarri woman and black activist, shows the conflicts of living as an Aboriginal under white domination. The first Australian film directed by an Indigenous woman.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
 
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