SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 19 – 25 October | Movie News

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

 

Closed Captions (CC) available for Don’t Tell, Orange & Sunshine, Captain Fantastic, What We Did On Our Holiday, Spotlight, Lion

 

MONDAY 19 OCTOBER

Don’t Tell
7:30pm

M, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Tori Garrett
Starring: Sara West, Rachel Griffiths, Jack Thompson, Aden Young
What’s it about?
The story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private school. The film is based on true events and the 2001 legal case that changed how Australia handles child abuse claims. This is the story of a survivor, Lyndal (West), and the last trial by jury of its kind. The case was the catalyst behind the revolutionary Blue Card Childcare System.

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

Suburra
9:30pm

MA15+
Italy, 2015
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: Italian
Director: Stefano Sollima
Starring: Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Amendola, Alessandro Borghi, Elio Germano
What’s it about?
A gangster known as “Samurai” (Amendola) wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long. Based a true story, and adapted from the fact-based novel by journalists Giancarlo De Cataldo (author of Romanzo Criminale) & Carlo Bonini.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
7:30pm

M
UK, 2017
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Stephen Graham
What’s it about?
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Loving Pablo
9:30pm

MA15+
Spain, 2017
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa
Starring: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard
What’s it about?
The true story of the volatile love affair between Colombia’s most famous journalist, Virginia Vallejo (Cruz) and the world’s most feared drug lord, Pablo Escobar (Bardem). When Virginia first met Pablo, she was drawn to him by his charisma and contagious passion for his country and the people he loves. As their passionate affair intensified, so did the brutal violence and tyranny that surrounded Escobar’s empire.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Transit
11:45pm

M
Germany, France, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: German, French
Director: Christian Petzold
Starring: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman
What’s it about?
In an attempt to flee Nazi-occupied France, Georg (Rogowski) assumes the identity of a dead author but soon finds himself stuck in Marseilles, where he falls in love with Maria (Beer), a young woman searching for her missing husband. From Christian Petzold, writer-director of Phoenix and Barbara.

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WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER

Oranges and Sunshine
7:30pm

M, CC
UK, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jim Loach
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham, Aisling Loften
What’s it about?
Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys (Watson) holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved – now adults living mostly in Australia – with their parents in Britain. Directed by Jim Loach (son of renowned British social realist filmmaker Ken Loach) and based on the book by Humphreys.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Boys Cry
9:30pm

MA15+
Italy, 2018
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Damiano D’Innocenzo, Fabio D’Innocenzo
Starring: Andrea Carpenzano, Matteo Olivetti, Milena Mancini, Luca Zingaretti, Michela De Rossi
What’s it about?
Mirko (Olivetti) and Manolo (Carpenzano) are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, are still in school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex and money, of a better life to come. Then, after killing a man in a hit-and-run one night, they get involved with the local mafia and their lives change dramatically.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Much Loved
11:15pm

MA15+
France, Morocco, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, French
Director: Nabil Ayouch
Starring: Loubna Abidar, Asmaa Lazrak, Halima Karaouane, Sara Elmhamdi-Elalaoui
What’s it about?
Four female friends, who make a living as sex workers in Morocco, navigate the dangers and stigmas associated with their profession in a culture that is unforgiving to women.

 

THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

Black Sea
7:30pm

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
What’s it about?
This thriller directed by Kevin Macdonald (Touching the VoidLast King of Scotland) follows a captain (Law), who puts together a misfit crew to search for a sunken submarine loaded with gold in the depths of the Black Sea. But greed and desperation soon take hold onboard their claustrophobic vessel and the men start turning on each other, putting them as risk of never making it to the surface alive.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch
9:30pm

MA15+
China, Hong Kong, 2019
Genre: Crime, Action
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Director: Wong Jing, Jason Kwan
Starring: Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Louis Koo, Gordon Lam, Sabrina Qiu, Ye Xiangming, Simon Yam
What’s it about?
Based on real-life crimes that terrorised Hong Kong in the 1990s, Logan (Tony Leung Ka-Fai) is the head of leading a notorious human trafficking gang, abducting the children of Hong Kong’s elite. Police forces decide to send in Sky (Louis Koo), a Hong Kong undercover agent whose mission is to infiltrate and save the hostages, all while bringing the gang and their leader to justice.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER

Captain Fantastic
7:30pm

M, CC
USA, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Matt Ross
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso
What’s it about?
Raised in the forest and living off the grid, six children venture out into the world for the first time after their recently widowed father (Mortensen, in an Oscar-nominated performance) takes them on a road trip.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

American Gangster
9:40pm

MA15+
USA, 2007
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ted Levine, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ruby Dee
What’s it about?
In 1970s America, detective Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas (Washington), a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drugs into the country in the coffins of soldiers from the Vietnam War. Nominated for two Academy Awards (including Ruby Dee for Best Supporting Actress) and directed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator).

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

What We Did on Our Holiday
6:45pm

M, CC
UK, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
Starring: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly
What’s it about?
Doug (Tennant) and Abi (Pike) take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Spotlight
8:30pm

M, CC
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci
What’s it about?
Follows a team of reporters at The Boston Globe who, in 2001, launched a dogged investigation into the misdeeds covered up by the Catholic Church. They were eventually able to out nearly 90 Boston-area priests as molesters and exposed a pattern of corruption at the church where the higher-ups privy to the scandal would effectively silence any accusers who came forward. Winner of Best Picture at 2016 Academy Awards, and directed by Tom McCarthy (The Station AgentThe Visitor).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Sunset Song
10:50pm

PG
UK, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Terence Davies
Starring: Peter Mullan, Agyness Deyn, Kevin Guthrie, Hugh Ross, Douglas Rankine
What’s it about?
From acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, A Quiet Passion) and based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel – widely considered the greatest Scottish novel of the 20th century – this film is the story of Chris Guthrie (Deyn) – a young women, living on a working farm who must battle tradition, change, and society’s expectations to forge her own voice. As World War One looms, and with moments of heartbreak and pain, celebration and joy, Chris stands strong, drawing from the ancient land in looking to the future.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER

Lion
6:20pm

M, CC
Australia, UK, USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham
What’s it about?
A five-year-old Indian boy (played by Sunny Pawar, and as an adult by Dev Patel) gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple (Wenham & Kidman) in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Nominated for six 2017 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), and one of the most commercially successful Australian-made films of all time.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Buoyancy
9:30pm

M
Australia, Cambodia, Thailand, 2019
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Cambodian, Thai
Director: Rodd Rathjen
Starring: Sarm Heng, Thanawut Kasro, Mony Ros, Saichia Wongwirot, Yothin Udomsanti
What’s it about?
A 14-year-old Cambodian boy (Heng) is taken captive and enslaved aboard a fishing trawler, finding that his only hope of escape may be to become as aggressive as his captors. Official submission of Australia for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.



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