SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 14 – 20 September | Movie News

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THIS WEEK’S MOVIES ON SBS, SBS VICELAND & NITV:

 

CC (Closed Captions) are available for the following titles: Hyde Park on Hudson, The Namesake, Philomena, The Look of Love, The Other Side of Hope

 

 

MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

Hyde Park on Hudson
7:45pm

M, CC
UK, 2012
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Samuel West, Olivia Colman
What’s it about?
In June 1939, the reigning British king (West) and queen (Colman) visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Murray) and Eleanor Roosevelt (Williams) at their New York home. War with Germany looms on the horizon, and England desperately needs the president’s support. An unforgettable weekend unfolds as FDR tries to juggle international affairs with the complexities of his domestic arrangement, as seen through the eyes of the president’s intimate confidant.

Freddy / Eddy
9:30pm

M
Germany, 2018
Genre: Thriller
Language: German
Director: Tini Tüllmann
Starring: Felix Schäfer, Jessica Schwarz, Greta Bohacek, Alexander Finkenwirth
What’s it about?
Just as Freddy (Schäfer) is experiencing the worst crisis in his life after being accused of beating his wife, his imaginary childhood friend Eddy (also Schäfer) suddenly shows up again. Not only does he only look exactly like him, since his appearance a lot of terrible things happen. But how do you prove that someone is real when you made him up yourself?

 

TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

50 Is The New 30
7:40pm

M
France, 2017
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Valérie Lemercier
Starring: Valérie Lemercier, Denis Podalydès, Patrick Timsit, Xavier Lemaître
What’s it about?
Dumped by her husband and downsized out of her job, Marie-Francine (Lemercier) has to move back in with her parents – at the age of 50. They treat her like a child, but it is in the small e-cigarette shop they open for her that she finds love with Miguel (Timsit), a chef who doesn’t admit to her that he is in the same situation. It’s not easy having a young heart in a middle-age body, but Marie-Francine proves to us that 50 is the new 30. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
9:30pm

MA15+
UK, USA, Ireland, 2017
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp
What’s it about?
Dr. Steven Murphy (Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife (Kidman) and two children (played by Rafey Cassidy and Sunny Suljic). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Keoghan), a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor’s life in gradually unsettling ways. From Yorgos Lanthimos, acclaimed director of Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Favourite.

 

WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

The Namesake
7:30pm

M, CC
India, USA, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: Bengali, Hindi, English
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Sahira Nair, Jacinda Barrett
What’s it about?
American-born Gogol (Penn), the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family’s unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. Spanning two generations, two clashing cultures and two very different ways of life that crash into each other only to become lovingly intertwined, The Namesake is ultimately about the question: what does it mean to be an American family? From director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and starring the late Irrfan Khan as Gogol’s father.

Note: no catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Clan
9:45pm

MA15+
Spain, Argentina, 2015
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Pablo Trapero
Starring: Guillermo Francella, Liliana Popovich, Gastón Cocchiarale, Giselle Motta
What’s it about?
In Argentina, between 1982 and 1985, the Puccios, a well-established family of San Isidro, an upper-class suburb of Buenos Aires, kidnap several people and hold them as hostages for a ransom. Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.

 

THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

Loving
7:15pm

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp
What’s it about?
The story of Richard (Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Negga, in an Oscar-nominated performance), an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud), the story was also the subject of the documentary The Loving Story, now streaming at SBS On Demand.

In the Fade
9:30pm

MA15+
France, Germany, 2017
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English, German
Director: Fatih Akin
Starring: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Johannes Krisch, Ulrich Brandhoff
What’s it about?
After two neo-Nazis kill a woman’s (Kruger) husband and child, she seeks legal action when her world falls apart. As the two suspects stand trial for murder, her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge. From acclaimed writer-director Fatih Akin (The Edge of Heaven, Head-On) and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Philomena
7:40pm

M, CC
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy-Clark, Mare Winningham
What’s it about?
When former journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan, who also co-wrote the film’s Oscar-nominated screenplay) is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena (Dench, in an Oscar-nominated performance), who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Thelma
9:30pm

MA15+
Norway, 2017
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Joachim Trier
Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen
What’s it about?
A confused religious girl (Harboe) tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who’s in love with her. This causes her suppressed psychokinectic powers to reemerge with devastating results. Co-written and directed by Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st).

 

SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

Hearts Beat Loud
6:40pm

M
USA, 2018

Genre: Drama, Music, Comedy, Family
Language: English
Director: Brett Haley
Starring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, Toni Collette
What’s it about?
In the hip Brooklyn neighbourhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Clemons) off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Ideal Home
8:30pm

M
UK, USA, 2018
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Jack Gore, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman
What’s it about?
Paul (Rudd) and celebrity chef Erasmus (Coogan) live an extravagant, self-indulgent lifestyle. Their lives are soon turned upside down when the grandson they never knew existed crashes their fancy dinner party. Written and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft, Dick).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Look of Love
10:10pm

MA15+, CC
UK, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton, Imogen Poots
What’s it about?
The true story of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond (Coogan). A modern day King Midas story, Raymond became one of the richest men in Britain at the cost of losing those closest to him. Directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Trip).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

This Beautiful Fantastic
6:50pm

PG
UK, USA, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Language: English, Irish
Director: Simon Aboud
Starring: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine
What’s it about?
A contemporary fairy tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships: between a reclusive, agoraphobic young woman (Finday) with dreams of being a children’s book author and a curmudgeonly old widower (Wilkinson), set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Other Side of Hope
9:30pm

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?
A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman (Kuosmanen) befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland, in this comedy from cult director Aki Kaurismaki (Le HavreLeningrad Cowboys) that won the Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:



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