SBS World Films Highlights: December 21 – January 17

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  • Audio Description (AD) out there for The Witches, Monty Python’s The That means of Life, 28 Days, Monty Python’s Lifetime of Brian, What’s Consuming Gilbert Grape? and You Have been By no means Actually Right here
  • Closed Captions (CC) out there for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s The That means of Life, Uncommon Exports: A Christmas StoryMonty Python’s Lifetime of Brian, Withnail & I and Starvation


Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Wednesday 21 December, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

UK, 1975
Style: Journey, Comedy, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
What’s it about?
From the legendary comedy troupe Monty Python, comes the story of King Arthur and his knights who embark on a low-budget seek for the Holy Grail, encountering many very foolish obstacles, together with obnoxious French troopers, a Three-Headed Large and the dreaded Knights who say Ni.


FairyTale: A True Story

Thursday 22 December, 5:55pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

UK, USA, 1997
Style: Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Household
Language: English
Director: Charles Sturridge
Starring: Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Paul McGann, Peter O’Toole, Harvey Keitel, Invoice Nighy
What’s it about?
After enduring household tragedies, younger cousins Elsie and Frances spend time in rural England, the place they see fairies in a close-by meadow. Photos they take of the fairies all of the sudden acquire worldwide notoriety. Quickly, Creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (O’Toole) publicizes he is a believer. Nonetheless, magician Harry Houdini (Keitel) is a skeptic. Each be a part of a media circus to see if the images certainly are real and if fairies are actual.


The Witches

Thursday 22 December, 7:45pm on SBS World Films / NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

UK, 1990
Style: Journey, Fantasy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Jasen Fisher, Mai Zetterling, Anjelica Huston, Charlie Potter, Rowan Atkinson
What’s it about?
Directed by Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout, Do not Look Now) and based mostly on Roald Dahl’s e book about a bit of boy and his kindly grandmother thwarting a coven of witches who wish to rid Britain of kids by turning them into mice. Vacationing at a seaside lodge along with his grandmother, a younger boy discovers {that a} conference of witches can also be staying there and finds out in regards to the evil plans of their Grand Excessive Witch (Huston). Jim Henson devised the creature results in his final movie.

1990 Film Present Evaluate (VIDEO)


Monty Python’s The That means of Life

Thursday 22 December, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

UK, 1983
Style: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin
What’s it about?
Monty Python’s hilarious last movie returns to the group’s authentic sketch comedy roots with side-splitting, irreverent vignettes on the levels and trials of life. Oscar-nominee Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones direct all of your Monty Python favourites: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Oscar-nominee John Cleese.



Friday 23 December, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

USA, 1988
Style: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Invoice Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Johansen
What’s it about?
Frank Cross (Murray) is a wildly profitable tv govt whose chilly ambition and curmudgeonly nature has pushed away the love of his life. However after firing workers member Eliot Loudermilk (Goldthwait) on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a sequence of ghosts who give him an opportunity to re-evaluate his actions and proper the wrongs of his previous.


The Mole Agent

Sunday 25 December, 10:40pm on SBS World Films / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

Chile, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, USA, 2020
Style: Documentary
Language: Spanish
Director: Maite Alberdi
That includes: Sergio Chamy, Rómulo Aitken, Marta Olivares, Berta Ureta, Zoila González
What’s it about?
When a daughter turns into involved about her mom’s well-being in a retirement dwelling, non-public investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83-year-old man who turns into a brand new resident—and a mole inside the house, who struggles to steadiness his project with changing into more and more concerned within the lives of a number of residents. This fashionable mixture of observational documentary and a hilarious and heart-warming spy film was nominated for an Academy Award for Finest Documentary Characteristic.


A King in New York

Monday 26 December, 5:25pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

UK, USA, 1957
Style: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston, Daybreak Addams
What’s it about?
A recently-deposed “Estrovian” monarch (Chaplin, in his final main position) seeks shelter in New York Metropolis, the place he turns into an unintentional tv celeb. Later, he is wrongly accused of being a Communist and will get caught up in subsequent HUAC hearings.


The Man within the Hat

Monday 26 December, 7:30pm on SBS World Films / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

UK, 2020
Style: Comedy
Language: English, French
Director: Stephen Warbeck, John-Paul Davidson
Starring: Ciaran Hinds, Stephen Dillane, Maïwenn, Amit Shah, Brigitte Rouan, Mark Padmore
What’s it about?
The Man In The Hat (Hinds) units off from Marseilles in a small Fiat 500. On the seat beside him is a framed {photograph} of an unknown lady. Behind him is a 2CV into which is squeezed 5 Bald Males. Why are they chasing him? And the way can he shake them off? As he travels North by France, he encounters razeteurs, ladies with tales to inform, bullfights, loads of scrumptious meals, a humid man, mechanics, nuns, a conference of Chrystallographers and rather more, coming head to head with the vivid eccentricities of an previous nation.



Tuesday 27 December, 7:30pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

South Korea, 2021
Style: Thriller
Language: Korean, Korean Signal Language
Director: Kwon Oh-seung
Starring: Jin Ki-joo, Wi Ha-joon, Kim Hye-yoon, Park Hoon, Gil Hae-yeon
What’s it about?
A younger deaf lady (Jin Ki-joo) and her mom should overcome a serial killer (Squid Recreation‘s Wi Ha-Joon) after they by chance interrupt him throughout a homicide. A lethal sport of cat-and-mouse performs out throughout the town as the ladies attempt to keep one step forward of their pursuer.


28 Days

Wednesday 28 December, 7:30pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

USA, 2000
Style: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Betty Thomas
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins, Steve Buscemi
What’s it about?
After getting right into a automobile accident whereas drunk on the day of her sister’s wedding ceremony, Gwen Cummings (Bullock) is given a selection between jail or a rehab heart. She chooses rehab, however is extraordinarily proof against collaborating in any of the therapy applications they’ve to supply, refusing to confess that she has an alcohol dependancy. Additionally starring Alan Tudyk, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Diane Ladd and Margo Martindale.


Lean On Me

Thursday 29 December, 7:30pm on SBS World Films / NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

USA, 1989
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: John G. Avildsen
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Mike Starr, Michael Imperioli
What’s it about?
An smug and unorthodox trainer (Freedman) returns as principal to the idyllic highschool from which he had earlier been fired to search out it has develop into a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and concrete despair. When he begins to assist college students, his profitable however unorthodox strategies result in a conflict with metropolis officers that threatens to undo his efforts. Directed by John G. Avildsen (Rocky, The Energy of One).


Golden Voices

Monday 2 January, 9:40pm on SBS World Films / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

Israel, 2019
Style: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Language: Russian
Director: Evgeny Ruman
Starring: Maria Belkin, Vladimir Friedman, Evelin Hagoel, Uri Klauzner, Elizabeth Kon
What’s it about?
Raya (Belkin) and Victor (Friedman) constructed a shared profession because the Soviet Union’s most beloved movie dubbers. Because the USSR collapses, the Jewish couple should immigrate to Israel and reinvent themselves to search out employment. In 1990, with the autumn of the Iron Curtain, the Frenkels, like many different Soviet Jews immigrated to Israel, however discovered that there was no want for Russian talking dubbing artists of their homeland. They needed to discover new, inventive and considerably unconventional methods to utilize their expertise. 


Tuesday Membership

Tuesday 3 January, 9:40pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

Sweden, 2022
Style: Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Annika Appelin
Starring: Marie Richardson, Peter Stormare, Sussie Eriksson, Carina M. Johansson, Björn Kjellman
What’s it about?
Karin (Richardson) and Sten (Kjellman) have fun their fortieth wedding ceremony anniversary with a cocktail party set. However whereas her mates toast with champagne, Karin discovers that Sten has been untrue. After residing a life caring for her husband and daughter, Karin begins to reevaluate what she needs from life for herself.


Completely happy Ending

Wednesday 4 January, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

Denmark, 2018
Style: Comedy
Language: Danish
Director: Hella Joof
Starring: Kurt Ravn, Birthe Neumann, Charlotte Sieling, Diem Camille Gbogou
What’s it about?
Helle (Neumann) has been ready for her husband Peter (Ravn) to retire. However Peter surprises her by pursuing a brand new profession as a wine importer. To make issues worse, by the point he tells her, he has already invested their life-savings in his new enterprise. As Helle and Peter’s marriage is turned the other way up, she tries to rebuild their connection.



Sunday 8 January, 8:30pm on SBS World Films / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

UK, 2021
Style: Drama, Comedy
Language: English, Arabic
Director: Ben Sharrock
Starring: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Sidse Babett Knudsen
What’s it about?
An offbeat remark of refugees ready to be granted asylum on a fictional distant Scottish island. It focuses on Omar (El-Masry), a younger Syrian musician who’s burdened by the burden of his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way in which from his homeland. Nominated for a 2021 BAFTA award for Excellent British Movie of the 12 months.


A Exhausting Day’s Night time

Monday 9 January, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

UK, 1964
Style: Music, Comedy
Language: German, English, French
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell
What’s it about?
Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr of their electrifying factor, this cult basic is a wildly irreverent journey by this pastiche of a day within the lifetime of The Beatles throughout 1964. The band have to make use of all their guile and wit to keep away from the pursuing followers and press to achieve their scheduled tv efficiency, despite Paul’s troublemaking grandfather and Ringo’s arrest.


Let Your self Go

Tuesday 10 January, 7:35pm on SBS World Films / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

Italy, 2017
Style: Comedy
Language: Italian
Director: Francesco Amato
Starring: Toni Servillo, Verónica Echegui, Carla Signoris, Luca Marinelli, Pietro Sermonti
What’s it about?
Elia (Servillo), a depressed psychoanalyst, meets Claudia (Echegui), a younger and eccentric private coach who adjustments his life, dragging him round Rome and giving his life new vitality.


Monty Python’s Lifetime of Brian

Tuesday 10 January, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

UK, 1979

Style: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
What’s it about?
Monty Python tells the story of Brian (Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence on account of a sequence of absurd and really hilarious circumstances offering ample alternative for your complete ensemble to shine in a number of roles as they mock everybody and the whole lot from ex lepers, Pontius Pilate and the artwork of haggling to loopy prophets, Roman centurions and crucifixion.


The Man Who Knew Too Little

Wednesday 11 January, 7:50pm on SBS World Films / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

USA, 1997
Style: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Jon Amiel
Starring: Invoice Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina, Richard Wilson
What’s it about?
Wallace Ritchie (Murray), an American vacationer in London, does not know that the bullets are actual and the reality serum true. He thinks the intrigue erupting round him is a part of an audience-participation theater occasion. But the world’s destiny will depend on this gullible dummy who cannot even spell CIA.


Withnail & I

Wednesday 11 January, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

MA15+, CC
UK, 1987
Style: Comedy, Cult
Language: English
Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Ralph Brown, Richard Griffiths
What’s it about?
This cult British comedy follows a few destitute younger actors residing in drunken squalor in 1969, within the twilight days of swinging London. The elegantly wasted Withnail (Grant) is a wicked dandy with out cash or ambition, whereas his anxious sidekick is the youthful and extra impressionable Marwood (McGann). The demented duo drown their minds in booze and capsules till lastly escaping to the nation, staying within the dwelling of rich, lecherous Uncle Monty (Griffiths), who later takes a liking to younger Marwood.

The Film Present evaluations Withnail & I (1987)


The English Affected person

Thursday 12 January, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

UK, USA, 1996
Style: Drama, Romance, Conflict
Language: English, German, Italian, Arabic
Director: Anthony Minghella
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth
What’s it about?
Within the Thirties, Rely Almásy (Fiennes) is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the huge expanses of the Sahara Desert together with a number of different distinguished explorers. As World Conflict II unfolds, Almásy enters right into a world of affection, betrayal, and politics. Winner of 9 Academy Awards together with Finest Image.

Authentic 1997 Film Present Evaluate (VIDEO)



Friday 13 January, 9:30pm on SBS World Films / NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

UK, 1996
Style: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald
What’s it about?
Heroin addict Mark Renton (McGregor) stumbles by unhealthy concepts and sobriety makes an attempt along with his unreliable mates – Sick Boy (Miller), Begbie (Carlyle), Spud (Bremner) and Tommy (Kevin McKidd) and girlfriend Diane (MacDonald) – alongside for the journey. After cleansing up and shifting from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he cannot escape the life he left behind when Begbie exhibits up at his entrance door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows. Primarily based on the cult novel by Irvine Welsh and directed by Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, Slumdog Millionaire).

1996 Film Present Forged & Crew Interviews (VIDEO)


What’s Consuming Gilbert Grape?

Saturday 14 January, 6:20pm on SBS World Films / Streaming from Jan 6 at SBS On Demand

USA, 1993
Style: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Darlene Cates
What’s it about?
Gilbert Grape (Depp) is a younger man trapped in an eccentric household in a small American city. He works arduous to take care of his developmentally disabled teenage brother Arnie (DiCaprio), and their obese mom (Cates) whereas attempting to keep up their crumbling home. When Becky (Lewis) arrives on the town, she befriends the Grape household and Gilbert develops emotions for her. 

Authentic 1993 Film Present Evaluate (VIDEO)


You Have been By no means Actually Right here

Saturday 14 January, 8:30pm on SBS World Films / Streaming from Jan 6 at SBS On Demand

MA15+, AD
USA, UK, France, 2017
Style: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola
What’s it about?
When a teenage woman is kidnapped, a jaded enforcer (Phoenix) begins a rescue mission, however uncovers high-level corruption and abuses of energy. As he’s engulfed in his seek for the woman, he’s compelled to reckon along with his personal childhood trauma suffered by the hands of his abusive father. Primarily based on the novel by Jonathan Ames (Bored to Dying) and directed by Lynne Ramsay (We Must Discuss About Kevin).


Birds of Passage

Sunday 15 January, 8:30pm on SBS World Films / Streaming after at SBS On Demand

Colombia, Denmark, France, Mexico, 2018
Style: Drama, Crime
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego
Starring: José Acosta, Carmiña Martínez, Natalia Reyes, Greider Meza, José Vicente
What’s it about?
A Wayuu man (Acosta) and his household develop into concerned within the booming Eighties drug commerce in Colombia. They discover themselves, their tradition, and their ancestral traditions in peril. Co-directed by Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent) and Cristina Gallego.



Sunday 15 January, 10:50pm on SBS World Films / NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

MA15+, CC
UK, Eire, 2008
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Liam Cunningham
What’s it about?
The ultimate months of Bobby Sands (Fassbender), the Irish Republican Military activist who protested his therapy by the hands of British jail guards with a starvation strike, are chronicled on this historic drama, the primary characteristic movie from artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen (Disgrace, 12 Years a Slave). 


Keep in mind Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story

Monday 16 January, 7:50pm on SBS World Films / Now streaming at SBS On Demand

USA, 2022
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Denise Dowse
Starring: Ledisi, Columbus Quick, Janet Hubert, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Keith David
What’s it about?
Explores the lifetime of gospel singer and activist Mahalia Jackson (Ledisi), following her profitable profession in addition to her distinctive friendship and devotion to Martin Luther King Jr. and her unsung contribution to the Civil Rights Motion.

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