SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights 23 – 29 March | Movie News

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MONDAY 23 MARCH

Fences
4:55pm

PG
USA, 2016
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Denzel Washington
Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen Henderson
What’s it about?
In 1950s Pittsburgh, a pissed off African-American father (Washington, in an Academy Award-nominated efficiency) struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his personal interior demons as he tries to lift a household. Based mostly on the acclaimed stage play of the identical title, and that includes Viola Davis’ Oscar-winning efficiency for Finest Supporting Actress.

Fences overview: Denzel Washington builds a towering achievement

The 100 Yr-Outdated Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
7:30PM

M
Sweden, 2013
Style: Journey, Comedy, Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Felix Herngren
Starring: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer
What’s it about?
After residing a protracted and vibrant life, Allan Karlsson (Gustafsson) finds himself caught in a nursing dwelling. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an surprising journey. A world field workplace hit and 2016 Oscar nominee for Finest Achievement in Make-up and Hairstyling.

‘The 100-Yr-Outdated Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’: The Nordic Forrest Gump

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
9:40pm

M
USA, 1974
Style: Motion, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Héctor Elizondo, Earl Hindman
What’s it about?
A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway practice someplace outdoors the Pelham station threatening to kill one hostage per minute except their calls for are met. Compelled to stall these unknown assailants till a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) should shrewdly outmaneuver one of many craftiest and cruelest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that can both finish heroically or tragically. A basic hostage thriller that was remade in 2009 with Denzel Washington within the Matthau function.

TUESDAY 24 MARCH

Honeygiver Among the many Canines
5:00pm

PG
Bhutan, 2018
Style: Thriller, Crime
Language: Bhutani
Director: Dechen Roder
Starring: Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, Sonam Tashi Choden, Chencho Dorji, Kunga Dorji
What’s it about?
In this ‘Buddhist noir’, undercover detective Kinley (Wangchuk) investigates the case of a lacking Buddhist nun and falls right into a dangerous alliance along with his solely suspect – Choden, an alluring girl generally known as the village ‘demoness’. Kinley slowly realises that Choden’s tales of historic dakinis (enlightened Buddhist ladies of energy and knowledge) would possibly present the very ‘clues’ wanted in understanding the investigation, but first he may need to give up to each her allure and a perception within the supernatural.

The Firm You Preserve
7:30PM

M
USA, 2012
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Robert Redford
Starring: Terrence Howard, Julie Christie, Stanley Tucci, Brit Marling, Shia LaBeouf, Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Anna Kendrick
What’s it about?
After a former member of the novel protest/terrorist organisation the Climate Underground (Sarandon) turns herself in to the FBI, a younger journalist (LaBeouf) turns into decided to seek out the opposite members. Quickly sufficient, he discovers the identification of Jim Grant (Redford), a former member who’s wished for homicide. 

The Godfather
9:45pm

MA15+
USA, 1972
Style: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Marlon Brando, John Cazale, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan
What’s it about?
Don Vito Corleone (Brando) is a person making an attempt to guard his youngsters Michael (Pacino), Sonny (Caan), and Fredo (Cazale) from the horrors of the household ‘enterprise’, whereas Michael makes an attempt to look after his new spouse Kay (Keaton). The winner of three Academy awards together with Finest Image and primarily based on the novel by Mario Puzo.

How ‘The Godfather’ modified cinema endlessly

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH

Asterix And Obelix Vs Caesar
5:35pm

PG
France, 1999
Style: Journey
Language: French
Director: Claude Zidi
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Roberto Benigni, Christian Clavier
What’s it about?
In 50 B.C., the entire Gaul nation is underneath Roman occupation, aside from one small village, who hold resisting the invaders. That’s till Roman Emperor Julius Caesar decides to have the village druid, Getafix, kidnapped and to besiege the village. Two fearless villagers, Asterix (Clavier) and Obelix (Depardieu), determine to go on a mission to rescue Getafix.

The Two Faces of January
7:40pm

M
UK, 2014
Style: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Hossein Amini
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Yiğit Özşener
What’s it about?
Con artist Chester (Mortensen) and his glamorous spouse (Dunst) attempt to flee their vacation vacation spot in Greece with a random stranger (Isaac). One among them has been linked to the homicide of a police officer and making an attempt to border the opposite for the crime. Based mostly on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (Carol, The Gifted Mr. Ripley).

The Two Faces of January overview: A top quality Highsmith adaptation 
The Two Faces of January: Viggo Mortensen and Hossein Amini interview

The Godfather: Half II
9:30pm

M
USA, 1974
Style: Drama, Crime
Language: English, Italian
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire
What’s it about?
Within the persevering with saga of the Corleone crime household, a younger Vito Corleone (De Niro) grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. Within the 1950s, Michael Corleone (Pacino) makes an attempt to increase the household enterprise into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

How ‘The Godfather’ modified cinema endlessly

THURSDAY 26 MARCH

The Cup
3:50pm

G
Bhutan, 1999
Style: Comedy, Sport
Language: Hindi, Tibetan
Director: Khyentse Norbu
Starring: Orgyen Tobgyal, Neten Chokling, Jamyang Lodro, Lama Chonjor
What’s it about?
Whereas the 1998 soccer World Cup is being performed in France, two younger Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding faculty in exile in India. Its ambiance of serene contemplation is disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a younger pupil, the soccer fanatic Orgyen who desperately seeks a TV to look at the ultimate.

The Cup overview: Extraordinary turns from real-life monks

Golden Kingdom
5:35pm

PG
USA, 2015
Style: Drama
Language: Burmese
Director: Brian Perkins
Starring: Shine Htet Zaw, Ko Yin Noticed Ri, Ko Yin Than Maung, Ko Yin Maung Sein
What’s it about?
The story of 4 orphan boys, novice monks residing in a Buddhist monastery in a distant a part of northeast Burma. The top monk departs on a protracted journey from which he might by no means return, leaving the boys alone in the midst of the forest.

American Pastoral
7:30pm

M
USA, 2016
Style: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Ewan McGregor
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning
What’s it about?
Seymour “Swede” Levov (McGregor, additionally making his directorial debut), a former highschool athlete who’s now a profitable businessman is married to Daybreak (Connelly), a former magnificence queen. When his beloved daughter, Merry (Fanning), disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to discovering her and reuniting his household. Based mostly on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel of the identical title.

The Godfather: Half III
9:30pm

M
Italy, USA, 1990
Style: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Italian, German, Latin
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach
What’s it about?
An extended-awaited (and Finest Image Oscar-nominated) follow-up to the primary two Godfather movies. Michael Corleone (Pacino) has a powerful want to flee the corruption of his ‘household enterprise’, however destiny and circumstance dictate in any other case. It appears all the facility on Earth cannot change future – each time Michael tries to get out and ‘go legit’, he is pulled again in. 

How ‘The Godfather’ modified cinema endlessly

FRIDAY 27 MARCH

The Imaginarium of Physician Parnassus
3:00pm

M
UK, 2009
Style: Journey, Fantasy, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, Jude Regulation, Tom Waits
What’s it about?
A fantastical morality story, set within the current day. Together with his extraordinary travelling present “The Imaginarium”, Dr. Parnassus (Plummer) presents to members of the viewers an irresistible alternative to enter their universe of imaginations and wonders, by passing by a magical mirror. However Dr. Parnassus is cursed with a darkish secret. An inveterate gambler, hundreds of years in the past he made a guess with the satan, Mr. Nick (Waits), by which he received immortality. From cult director and former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam (Brazil12 Monkeys).

Fame
5:15pm

PG
USA, 2009
Style: Drama, Musical
Language: English
Director: Kevin Tancharoen
Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen, Kay Panabaker, Walter Perez
What’s it about?
As within the authentic 1980 movie, the brand new Fame solid is comprised of younger, up-and-coming performers who will climb the steps of the Excessive Faculty for the Performing Arts to discover all kinds of basic and modern inventive disciplines, together with singing, appearing, ballet, faucet, jazz, fashionable dance, hip-hop, slam poetry, spoken phrase, conventional theatre, and cinema.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
7:30pm

M
USA, 2014
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ned Benson
Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Invoice Hader, Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Ciaran Hinds
What’s it about?
Eleanor (Chastain) and Conor (McAvoy) are younger, in love, and keen to start out constructing their life collectively, when a tragic occasion threatens to destroy every little thing that they maintain near their hearts. As they battle to manage, they uncover inside themselves and one another power and a capability for forgiveness that will hold their love – and desires – alive.

Do not Look Now
9:45pm

MA15+
Italy, UK, 1973
Style: Thriller, Drama, Horror
Language: Italian, English
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania
What’s it about?
On a chilly, vivid day in England, just a little lady drowns in a pond. She is the daughter of John Baxter (Sutherland) and his spouse Laura (Christie). Nonetheless numb with grief, Laura accompanies John to Venice the place he’s restoring a church, within the hope that the vacation will assist her to recuperate from the shock of her daughter’s loss of life. In Venice, the Baxters meet two outdated sisters who declare mediumistic reference to the useless lady. The husband scorns the concept, however repeatedly sees just a little red-coated determine in shadowy passages by the canals. From revered cult British director Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Dangerous Timing).

SATURDAY 28 MARCH

Sissi
3:00pm

PG
Germany, 1955
Style: Comedy, Drama, Historical past
Language: German
Director: Ernst Marischka
Starring: Romy Schneider, Uta Franz, Vilma Degischer, Karlheinz Böhm
What’s it about?
Princess Elisabeth (Schneider), also referred to as Sissi, captivates the younger Emperor of Austria, Francis Joseph (Böhm). His domineering mom, Archduchess Sophie (Degischer), has made plans for him to marry his cousin Princess Helene (Franz), however as destiny would have it, he meets Sissi as a substitute and is charmed by the vivacious princess who prefers fishing to courtly receptions.

The Tree of Life
5:00pm

PG
USA, 2011
Style: Drama, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt
What’s it about?
Director Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Skinny Purple Line) traces the evolution of an 11-year-old boy within the Midwest, from his first experiences of pleasure love and mercy (from his mom, performed by Chastain), to his introduction to the ‘methods of the world’ (from his father, performed by Pitt). Every mother or father contends for his allegiance, and the boy should reconcile their claims. His expertise of the world, as soon as a factor of glory, turns into a labyrinth as he seeks unselfish love. Winner of the Palme d’Or on the 2011 Cannes Movie Competition, and nominated for Finest Image on the 2012 Academy Awards.

Why You Ought to Watch: The Tree of Life

The Ice Storm
7:30pm

M
USA, 1997
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Tobey Maguire, Elijah Wooden, Christina Ricci, Katie Holmes
What’s it about?
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, center class households experimenting with informal intercourse and substance abuse discover their lives are steadily turning into an increasing number of past their management. From director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain), and primarily based on the acclaimed 1994 novel by Rick Moody.

David and Margaret overview The Ice Storm (The Film Present, 1997)

My Mistress
9:35pm

Australia, 2014
Style: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Stephen Lance
Starring: Emmanuelle Béart, Harrison Gilbertson
What’s it about?
When a tragic household occasion tumbles Charlie (Gilbertson) right into a world of ache, he tries to flee. Determined and alone, he meets Maggie (Beart), the mysterious girl who lives down the road. She’s knowledgeable, and he or she specialises in ache – giving it, exploring it, and sharing it, all for cash. Charlie insinuates his manner into her life and regardless of herself Maggie cannot cease from going alongside along with his needs.

Harrison Gilbertson and Emmanuelle Béart speak My Mistress, S&M
Stephen Lance on the masters who influenced My Mistress

SUNDAY 29 MARCH

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
5:10pm

PG
UK, 1989
Style: Fantasy, Journey
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, John Neville, Oliver Reed
What’s it about?
The incredible story of a 17th century aristocrat, his henchmen and just a little lady as they try to save lots of a city from defeat by the Turks. Within the course of they’re swallowed by a large sea-monster, make a journey to the moon, dance with Venus and escape from the Grim Reaper. Directed by Terry Gilliam (The Fisher King, Brazil, 12 Monkeys).

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen overview (The Film Present, 1989): A surreal masterpiece

Brideshead Revisited
7:30PM

PG
UK, 2008
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Anna Madeley, Michael Gambon, Matthew Goode, Emma Thompson
What’s it about?
In 1925 at Oxford College, Charles Ryder (Goode) is befriended by the flamboyant Sebastian Flyte (Whishaw), son of Lord and Woman Marchmain (Gambon and Thompson). Sebastian takes Charles underneath his wing and when he is invited to Brideshead, the Flyte household’s magnificent ancestral dwelling, Charles turns into infatuated with Julia, Sebastian’s stunning sister Julia (Atwell) in addition to every little thing the household represents.

Brideshead Revisited Evaluate

Arthur Newman
10:00pm

M
USA, 2012
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Dante Ariola
Starring: Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, Anne Heche, David Andrews, Lucas Hedges
What’s it about?
Wallace Avery (Firth) is uninterested in his life. Divorced, disconnected from his son, he decides to stroll away from his life. He buys himself a brand new identification as Arthur Newman, and units out to Indiana, the place he believes he has an opportunity to work as a golf professional. His highway journey is derailed when he meets Michaela Fitzgerald (Blunt) at his motel. It takes her all of a pair hours to bust Arthur’s identification rip-off. It takes Arthur quite a bit longer to bust hers. A gently comedian love story set in an ideal storm of identification disaster.

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