SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights 10 – 16 May | Movie News

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THIS WEEK’S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV & SBS On Demand

  • Audio Description (AD) available for Driven, The Seagull, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Churchill, Ray
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for DrivenThe SeagullHunt for the WilderpeopleChurchillRay, Grace of Monaco, Haute Cuisine

 

MONDAY 10 MAY

Rolling to You
7:30pm

M
Belgium, France, 2018
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French
Director: Franck Dubosc
Starring: Franck Dubosc, Alexandra Lamy, Elsa Zylberstein, Gérard Darmon, Caroline Anglade
What’s it about?
Jocelyn (Dubosc) is a successful businessman, a ladies man, and inveterate liar. He seduces a young woman (Anglade) in spite of himself by pretending to be a wheelchair user. Until one day she introduces him to her sister (Lamy), who is actually a person with a mobility disability.

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Gagarin: First in Space
9:30pm

PG
Russia, 2013
Genre: Drama, History
Language: Russian
Director: Pavel Parkhomenko
Starring: Yaroslav Zhalnin, Mikhail Filippov, Vladimir Steklov, Olga Ivanova
What’s it about?
In 1961, Yuri Gagarin (Zhalnin) blasted off from Vostok to become the first man in space. It was a mission fraught with danger as he rocketed into unknown territory and an uncertain fate. Part of an elite squad of cosmonauts Gagarin rose through the ranks, his bravery set him apart as the best of the best.

 

TUESDAY 11 MAY

One Thousand Ropes
7:40pm

M
New Zealand, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tusi Tamasese
Starring: Frankie Adams, Nathaniel Lees, Uelese Petaia, Beulah Koale
What’s it about?
The father of a deeply troubled household that endured tragedy both from without and within, seeks to reconcile with his youngest daughter by making a journey to both symbolically and culturally lay the family “ghosts” to rest.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
9:30pm

M
France, 2007
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: French
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Marie-Josée Croze, Max Von Sydow, Emmanuelle Seigner
What’s it about?
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby (Amalric), who suffers a stroke, leaving him entirely immobile, with his right eye the only fully functioning part of his body. Nominated for four Oscars including Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Editing.

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WEDNESDAY 12 MAY

1982
7:35pm

PG
Qatar, Lebanon, Norway, France, 2019
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English, Arabic
Director: Oualid Mouaness
Starring: Nadine Labaki, Mohammad Dali, Ghassan Maalouf, Aliya Khalidi, Rodrigue Sleiman
What’s it about?
During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a posh Christian school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers — on different sides of the political divide — try to mask their fears.

The Motorcycle Diaries
9:30pm

M
Argentina, USA, 2004
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Biography
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Walter Salles
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De La Serna, Mercedes Morán
What’s it about?
This acclaimed film is based on the written memoir of Che Guevara. In January 1952, the almost 30-year-old biochemist Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) and his younger friend, the 23-year-old student close to finishing his medical degree, Ernesto Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal), set off from Buenos Aires on an old but treasured Norton 500 for an adventure through Latin America. The middle class young men begin to see Latin America through eyes that have been opened to poverty and oppression, big business and the sheer hardship of daily life. 

The Movie Show reviews The Motorcycle Diaries (The Movie Show Episode 36 2004)

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THURSDAY 13 MAY

Inch’Allah
7:35pm

M
Canada, Jordan, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Starring: Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Omri Ilan, Lionel Calniquer, Gil Desiano
What’s it about?
Chloe (Brochu) is a Canadian obstetrician who moves to the West Bank to help treat pregnant women in a makeshift clinic in a Palestinian refugee camp. Chloe develops friendships with a number of people she meets there. Through these relationships, she learns much about life in this war-ravaged region.

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Driven
9:30pm

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.

 

FRIDAY 14 MAY

The Seagull
7:40pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Michael Mayer
Starring: Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham
What’s it about?
One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. A love triangle soon forms between ageing actress Irina, her lover Boris (Stoll), and Nina (Ronan) from a neighbouring estate. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.

Grace of Monaco
9:30pm

PG, CC
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama, Biography
Language: French
Director: Olivier Dahan
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Frank Langella, Parker Posey
What’s it about?
Set in 1962, six years after she celebrated her wedding, Grace of Monaco tells of a year in the life of one of the twentieth century’s most iconic women – Grace Kelly (Kidman) – as she strived to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III (Roth). Opening night film at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and directed by Olivier Dahan (La vie en rose).

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SATURDAY 15 MAY

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
6:35pm

PG, AD, CC
New Zealand, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
What’s it about?
Written and directed by Taika Waititi (BoyJojo Rabbit), the film follows Ricky (Dennison), a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

Churchill
8:30pm

PG, AD, CC
UK, 2017
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham
What’s it about?
June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill (Cox). Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment.

Outrage Coda
10:30pm

MA15+
Japan, 2017
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Language: Japanese, Korean
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Ken Mitsuishi, Sansei Shiomi
What’s it about?
Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo (Kitano) now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle among the top echelons of the Hanabishi. 

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SUNDAY 16 MAY

Ray
8:30pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 2004
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: English
Director: Taylor Hackford
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Harry Lennix, Regina King, Terrence Howard
What’s it about?
The story of one of America’s true musical geniuses, Ray Charles, featuring an Oscar-winning performance from Jamie Foxx as the blind prodigy. From his humble beginnings in the South through his meteoric rise to the top of American music charts, Ray’s inspirational journey is a tale of hope, redemption and the power of the human spirit.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Haute Cuisine
11:15pm

M, CC
France, 2012
Genre: Biography
Language: French
Director: Christian Vincent
Starring: Catherine Frot, Jean d’Ormesson, Arthur Dupont
What’s it about?
Hortense Laborie (Frot), a renowned chef from the Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (d’Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps.

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