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

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for The Other Side of Hope, The Proposition, The Wife, The Words, Jindabyne, Cape Fear, Viceroy’s House and 12 Years a Slave
  • Audio Description (AD) available for The Proposition, The Wife, Jindabyne, Cape Fear, Viceroy’s House and 12 Years a Slave

  

MONDAY 14 JUNE

My Summer in Provence
7:30pm

M
France, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English, French
Director: Rose Bosch
Starring: Jean Reno, Anna Galiena, Chloé Jouannet, Hugo Dessioux, Lukas Pellisier
What’s it about?
In this touching film, Lea (Jouannet), Adrian (Dessioux), and their little brother Theo (Pellisier), born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul “Oliveron” (Reno) they never met because of a family quarrel. Unfortunately, it is not the holidays they dreamed, especially after their father announced that he was leaving the house. In less than 24 hours, it is the clash of generations between the teens and their grandfather.

A Lion Returns
9:30pm

MA15+
Australia, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Serhat Caradee
Starring: Moustafa Dennawi, Maha Wilson, Jacqui Purvis, Serhat Caradee, Danny Elacci
What’s it about?
After spending 18 months in Syria, Jamal (Dennawi) is back in Sydney to see his terminally ill mother. He also has to deal with his strong minded older brother Omar (Elacci), his wife Heidi (Purvis) and son, but most importantly his unforgiving father. Directed by and starring Serhat Caradee (Cedar Boys).

 

TUESDAY 14 JUNE

Umrika
7:35pm

M
India, 2015
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Hindi
Director: Prashant Nair
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Tony Revolori, Prateik Babbar, Smita Tambe, Pramod Pathak
What’s it about?
In the 1980s, a small village in India is invigorated when one of their own travels to America and details his adventures through letters home, sparking community debate and inspiring hope. But when the letters mysteriously stop coming, his younger brother Rama (Sharma) sets out on a journey to find him. With the help of his best friend Lalu (played by The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s Tony Revolori), Rama retraces his brother’s path to find himself charting one of his own.

Charlie’s Country
9:30pm

M
Australia, 2013
Genre: Biography
Language: English
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford
What’s it about?
Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie (Gulpilil) is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stronghold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. For his performance, the iconic Gulpilil — the subject of the new documentary My Name Is Gulpilil — won the Best Actor prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE

The Other Side of Hope
7:35pm

M, CC
Finland, Germany, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Arabic, English, Finnish, Swedish
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Simon Al-Bazoon, Janne Hyytiäinen
What’s it about?
Set against the refugee crisis, this comedy-drama from cult director Aki Kaurismaki (Le HavreLeningrad Cowboys) — which won the Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival — follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo – and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously.

The Proposition
9:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2005
Genre: Drama, Crime, Western
Language: English
Director: John Hillcoat
Starring: Tom Budge, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Noah Taylor
What’s it about?
In the harsh outback of 1880s Australia, the brutal Burns brothers are wanted for a vicious crime. When Charlie Burns (Pearce) is captured, the officer arresting makes a startling proposition in order to end the cycle of violence: Charlie must hunt down and murder his violent older brother Arthur (Huston), in order to save his youngest brother from the noose. Scored by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

THURSDAY 17 JUNE

The Wife
7:35pm

M, AD, CC
Sweden, UK, USA, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Swedish
Director: Bjorn Runge
Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd
What’s it about?
As her husband Joe (Pryce) is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in honour of his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan (Close, who earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress) ruminates over shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

Alex & Eve
9:30pm

MA15+
Australia, 2016
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Starring: Richard Brancatisano, Andrea Dimitriades, Ryan O’Kane, Simon Elrahi
What’s it about?
Alex (Brancatisano) is a handsome schoolteacher in his mid-thirties, whose parents want him to marry a good Greek girl. But Alex falls hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Eve (Dimitriades), a lawyer, whose parents are Lebanese Muslim. Like oil and water, the two should never mix, only how can they stop themselves from falling in love? A family comedy about dating in a multicultural world.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 18 JUNE

The Words
7:35pm

M, CC
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Michael McKean, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde
What’s it about?
Young writer Rory Jansen (Cooper) has finally achieved long-sought-after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There’s only one catch: he didn’t write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man’s work, and for placing ambition and success above life’s most fundamental three words. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS on Demand:

Jindabyne
9:30pm

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2006
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ray Lawrence
Starring: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Howard, Leah Purcell
What’s it about?
Stewart Kane (Byrne), an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they continue fishing and report their gruesome find days later. Based on the short story ‘So Much Water So Close To Home’ by Raymond Carver, and written & directed by Ray Lawrence (Lantana).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 19 JUNE

Looking Up
5:45pm

PG
China, 2019
Genre: Family, Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Deng Chao, Baimei Yu
Starring: Deng Chao, Bai Yu, Ren Suxi, Liang Chao, Wu Jing, Wang Xi, Li Jianyi, Sun Xilun
What’s it about?
During a mission, a spacecraft loses all communication with base Earth. Now in vast space, the trapped astronaut reflects on all the laughs, tears and precious moments he spent with his father.

Cape Fear
8:30pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 1991
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Illeana Douglas
What’s it about?
Scorsese re-teams with De Niro for another fruitful collaboration in this terrifying chiller, a remake of the 1962 classic of the same name, in which a defence attorney (Nolte) and his family are targeted for elimination by the deadly ex-con he failed to get off the hook. Nominated for two Academy Awards (De Niro for Best Actor, and Lewis for Best Supporting Actress) and featuring cameos from the original film’s stars, Robert Mitchum & Gregory Peck.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Ip Man 3
10:50pm

M
Hong Kong, 2015
Genre: Action, Martial Arts
Language: Cantonese, English
Director: Wilson Yip
Starring: Donnie Yen, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson
What’s it about?
When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed play out on the big screen, in this soon-to-be genre classic.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 20 JUNE

Viceroy’s House
6:30pm

PG, AD, CC
India, UK, 2017
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English, Hindi
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal
What’s it about?
In 1947, Lord Mountbatten (Bonneville) assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs. Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham).

12 Years a Slave
8:30pm

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt
What’s it about?
In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free Black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles to survive and maintain some of his dignity. In the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada (Pitt) changes Solomon’s life forever. Winner of Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Tazzeka
11:00pm

M
France, Morocco, 2018
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Jean-Philippe Gaud
Starring: Madi Belem, Ouidad Elma, Adama Diop, Abbes Zahmani
What’s it about?
Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his passion for cooking.

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