Things are heating up with SBS World Movies’ Summer of Discovery | Movie News
From Oscar® winners including The King’s Speech, Zero Dark Thirty and Son of Saul to movies for music lovers and tales inspired by real lives, a spectacular summer of film will be screening on SBS World Movies.
SBS World Movies is rolling out the red carpet with a star-studded line-up of homegrown and international talent across summer featuring Oscar® winners Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Firth, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine and Lupita Nyong’o along with Academy Award® nominees Scarlett Johansson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Timothy Chalamet, Toni Collette, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bill Murray, Clive Owen, Jessica Chastain and Michael Fassbender, among many others.
From much-loved favourites to newer films, there’s a lot to look forward to:
Explore the Summer of Discovery 8.30pm Saturdays and Sundays from December 5, and a series of weekly collections screening weeknights at 9.30pm from December 14.
Summer of Discovery – Weekends at 8:30pm
Saturday December 5 – Vox Lux
Celeste (Natalie Portman) finds herself on the comeback trail when a scandal, personal struggles and the pitfalls of fame threaten her career.
Sunday December 6 – Apocalypto
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression in this epic film nominated for three Academy Awards.
Saturday December 12 – The Kindergarten Teacher
A kindergarten teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) becomes obsessed with one of her students, who she believes is a child prodigy.
Sunday December 13 – Incendies
The story of twins who journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfil their mother’s last wishes.
Saturday December 19 – Little Miss Sunshine
When seven-year-old Olive voices her desire to win the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip. Stars Toni Collette and Abigail Breslin.
Sunday December 20 – Wild Tales
Made up of six stories, Wild Tales is an entertaining and jaw-dropping Argentinian film about people crossing the line into madness when faced with perceived injustice.
Saturday December 26 – Lost in Translation
Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson star in this flat-out hilarious film about two Americans who develop a surprising friendship while venturing through Tokyo.
Sunday December 27 – Lust, Caution
In this espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai, a young woman gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure. Directed by Ang Lee.
Weekly Collections – Weeknights at 9:30pm
LEGENDS OF THE LENS Monday December 14 to Friday December 18
This collection honours the great cinematographers, directors and creatives with an eye for all things magically visual. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Last Emperor, Master and Commander: Far Side of the World, Children of Men and No Country for Old Men.
SOUNDTRACKS Monday December 21 to Friday December 25
Find the soundtrack of your Summer with these musical films. Beats, Walking on Sunshine, Yuli, Billy Elliot and The Blues Brothers.
OSCAR WINNERS Monday December 28 to Friday January 22
Over four big weeks, celebrate film’s finest with these award-winning masterpieces. Precious, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Great Beauty, 12 Years A Slave, The King’s Speech, Still Alice, Whiplash, Amour, Spotlight, Birdman, The Danish Girl, Gangs of New York, Son of Saul, Dallas Buyers Club, Zero Dark Thirty, Midnight in Paris, Her, A Separation, Blue Jasmine and The Big Short.
BIOPICS Monday January 25 to Friday January 29
A diverse collection of stories inspired by real people and events. Cry Freedom, Tudawali, White Boy Rick, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women and Molly’s Game.
For more on SBS World Movies check the TV Guide. You’ll also find many more movies and collections at SBS On Demand.