SBS World Movies Highlights: July 13 – 19 | Cinema News

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

  • Audio description (AD) available for All at sea, first girl i liked, Once upon a time in America and The Wellville Road
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Once upon a time in America

WEDNESDAY JULY 13

The man in the basement
7:30 p.m.

M
France, 2021
Gender: Drama
Language: French
Director: Philippe LeGuay
With : François Cluzet, Berenice Bejo, Jérémie Renier, Jonathan Zaccaï, Martine Chevallier
What is it about?
A Parisian couple decides to sell an unsanitary basement in their building. A very banal and indescribable man, Mr. Fonzic (Cluzet), shows up to buy it. Nothing unusual there, until the man moved into the basement and made it his permanent home. The couple desperately tries to cancel the sale but to no avail. Worse, Mr. Fonzic becomes a threat to their family as he befriends their teenage daughter over whom he appears to exert an evil influence.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

In the House
9:40 p.m.

MA15+
France, 2012
Gender: Drama
Language: English
Director: Francois Ozon
With : Kristin Scott Thomas, Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner, Ernst Umhauer
What is it about?
A 16-year-old teenager (Umhauer) sneaks into a classmate’s house. He then writes about the event in stories for his French teacher (Luchini). Inspired and confronted with the student, the teacher finds renewed joy in his work. Yet the teenager’s intrusion triggers a series of uncontrollable events. Directed by Francois Ozon (Swimming pool, Frantz) and inspired by the Spanish play The Boy in the Last Row.

THURSDAY JULY 14

Farewell the stupid
7:30 p.m.

M
France, 2020
Gender: Drama
Language: English French
Director: Albert Dupontel
With : Virginie Efira, Albert Dupontel, Nicolas Marie, Jackie Berroyer, Philippe Uchan
What is it about?
When 43-year-old hairdresser Suze Trappet (Efira) discovers that she is seriously ill, she decides to go in search of a child she had to abandon when she was only 15 years old. In her crazy bureaucratic quest, she crosses paths with JB (Dupontel), a 50-year-old man in full burnout, and Mr. Blin (Married), a blind archivist prone to excessive enthusiasm. The unlikely trio embarked on a hilariously harrowing, messy journey across town in search of Suze’s long-lost child.

Between two worlds
9:10 p.m.

M
France, 2022
Gender: Drama
Language: French
Director: Emmanuel Carrere
With : Juliette Binoche, Hélène Lambert, Louise Pociecka, Steve Papagiannis
What is it about?
Marianne Winckler (Binoche), a well-known author, leaves to live in the north of France to do research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a housekeeper, working with a group of other women. In this new role, she experiences first-hand financial instability and social invisibility. But she also discovers mutual aid and solidarity, strong ties shared by these shadow workers.

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FRIDAY JULY 15

Mom Weed
7:30 p.m.

M
France, 2020
Gender: Drama, Crime, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Jean-Paul Salome
With : Isabelle Huppert, Liliane Rovere, Hippolyte Girardot, Iris Bry, Pierre Rousselet
What is it about?
Patience Portefeux (Huppert), a translator for the Paris police, is months behind on her bills when she finds herself in possession of a huge stockpile of hash and the insider knowledge to move it. Patience capitalizes on her experience in the field to earn extra income while staying one step ahead of her colleagues at the police station. Also known as Mom Weed.

The good times
9:30 p.m.

MA15+
France, 2019
Gender: Drama
Language: French English
Director: Nicolas Bedos
With : Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi
What is it about?
Victor (Auteuil), disillusioned in his sixties, sees his life turned upside down the day when Antoine (Canet), a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: combining theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers its customers a chance to immerse themselves in the time of his choice. Victor then chose to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met true love.

SATURDAY JULY 16

All at sea [aka Wide Blue Yonder]
6:00 p.m.

PG, AD
Norway, UK, 2012
Gender: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Robert Young
With : Brian Cox, Lauren Bacall, James Fox, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Hege Schøyen, Kåre Conradi
What is it about?
Two retired sailors, Wally (Cox) and Skipper, are old work colleagues and best friends for 40 years who now live in a retirement home in Norway. One day, Wally finds Skipper dead and he wants an old-fashioned sea burial, like he had promised him. Wally isn’t going to let the fact that he doesn’t have a boat, money, or, for that matter, a body, stop him from keeping his word; and so he takes his friends May (Bacall), George (Fox) and Nina (Berdal) on a daring mission to send the coffin to the bottom of the North Sea.

I am Michael
7:35 p.m.

M
United States, 2015
Gender: Drama
Language: English
Director: Justin Kelly
With : James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Lesley Ann Warren
What is it about?
Based on the fascinating true story of gay activist Michael Glatze (Franco). A graduate of the Ivy League with multiple degrees, he is a writer, pianist and “queer theorist”, espousing his belief that sexual orientation should not define his identity, he embarks on a painful journey after deciding to give up his sexuality for his religion.

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)
9:30 p.m.

MA15+
France, 2015
Gender: Drama
Language: French
Director: Eva Husson
With : Marilyn Lima, Daisy Broom, Finnegan Oldfield, Lorenzo Lefebvre, Fred Hotier
What is it about?
In the French coastal town of Biarritz, sixteen-year-old high school hottie George (Lima) falls in love with Alex (Oldfield). To get his attention, she initiates a group game with Alex, Nikita (Hotier), Laetitia (Broom) and Gabriel (Lefèbvre). They will discover, test and push the limits of their sexuality.

first girl i liked
11:20 p.m.

MAD
United States, 2016
Gender: Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish English
Director: Kerem Sanga
With : Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Pamela Adlon, Tim Heidecker
What is it about?
Anne (Gelula), 17, has just fallen in love with Sasha (Hildebrand), the most popular girl at her public high school in Los Angeles. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton (Ariad) — who’s always had a secret crush on her — he does his best to get in her way.

SUNDAY JULY 17

Guess who’s coming to dinner
6:30 p.m.

PG
USA, 1967
Gender: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kramer
With : Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy
What is it about?
After ten days of vacation in Hawaii, Joanna Drayton (Houghton) returns to her San Francisco home with John Prentice (Poitier), her new fiancé. Although he is a successful doctor, his parents, Christina (Hepburn) and Matthew (Tracy), are surprised when they find out that John is black. If he quickly seduces Christina with his charm and his intelligence, Matthew is more hesitant. Nominated for ten Oscars in 1968 including Best Picture.

Once upon a time in America
8:30 p.m.

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, Italy, 1984
Gender: Drama, Crime
Language: English, French, Italian
Director: Sergio Leone
With : Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Tuesday Weld
What is it about?
The latest film from legendary Italian director Sergio Leone (The good, the bad and the ugly, Once upon a Time in the West) is an epic mobster film spanning decades, following the life of Jewish mobster David ‘Noodles’ Aaronson (De Niro) and his friends, from their childhood in 1920s New York City to Noodles’ return in New York in 1968 after a long absence.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

MONDAY JULY 18

The Wellville Road
7:30 p.m.

MAD
United States, 1994
Gender: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Alan Parker
With : Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack, Dana Carvey
What is it about?
A crazy depiction of William Lightbody’s (Broderick) stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (Hopkins). William’s wife, Eleanor (Fonda), persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg, however, is very unconventional and almost barbaric in his treatments. Directed by Alan Parker (The engagements, midnight express, angel heart).

deer skin
9:45 p.m.

MA15+
France, Belgium, Switzerland, 2019
Gender: Comedy, Horror
Language: French
Director: Quentin Dupieux
With : Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy, Coralie Russier, Pierre Gommé
What is it about?
Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (The artist) stars as George, a recently divorced middle-aged drifter. In search of a new life and a new look, George becomes obsessed with owning a vintage buckskin jacket that appears to hold supernatural powers. With Adèle Haenel (Portrait of a Woman on Fire) and directed by Quentin Dupieux (Bad).

TUESDAY JULY 19

dream fools
7:45 p.m.

M
Italy, 2018
Gender: The comedy
Language: Italian
Director: Francesco Miciche
With : Sergio Castellitto, Sabrina Ferilli, Valeria Fabrizi, Matilde Gioli, Antonio Catane
What is it about?
Carpenter Sergio (Castellitto) and ex-singer Sabrina (Ferilli) are longtime lovers, but they are unable to leave their partners due to their poor finances. When Sergio is tricked into thinking he’s the winner of a millionaire lottery, he abandons his wife and takes Sabrina and their loved ones on a crazy road trip.

Great Freedom
9:30 p.m.

MA15+
Austria, Germany, 2021
Gender: Drama, War, Romance
Language: German English
Director: Sebastien Meise
With : Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn, Thomas Stecher
What is it about?
In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies did not mean freedom for all. Hans Hoffman (In the aisles and Transit‘s Franz Rogowski) has been repeatedly imprisoned under Section 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Nevertheless, over the decades, he continues his quest for freedom and love, even if he finds it in the most unusual places.

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