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SBS MOVIE WATCH – W/C MAY 5, 2013

Movies on SBS 1 & 2, Sunday, May 5 - Saturday May 11, 2013

SBS 1
Sunday, 5 May
11:15 PM

Blue Eyelids - Wallflower Marina has no-one to take on the island holiday she's won. When she bumps into an old classmate she invites him. But getting to know each other before they leave proves a trip away might not be the best idea. Directed by Ernesto Contreras and stars Cecilia Suarez, Enrique Arreola and Tiare Scanda. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance in 2008. (From Mexico, in Spanish)
(Comedy) (2007) (Rpt) M (S)

Monday, 6 May
1:00 PM

Unfair Competition - Gérard Depardieu stars in this poignant depiction of life in Fascist Italy in the 1930s. The lives of two rival tailors are chronicled in this bittersweet drama set during one of the darker moments in Italian history. Winner of the Best Director Award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2001. Directed by Ettore Scola, and also stars Sergio Castellitto and Diego Abatantuono. (From Italy, in Italian) (Drama) (2000) (Rpt) PG


Unfair Competition

12:05 AM 
Go For Zucker! - Jacky Zuckermann feels that he has lost out since the political changes in Germany after 1989. When his mother dies, he must face his brother whom he has not talked to for years – since the Berlin Wall went up and separated the family. His brother has thrived financially in Frankfurt under capitalism, while Jacky's career has all but vanished and he relies on gambling to get by. Winner of six
German Film Awards in 2005, including Best Film. Directed by Dani Levy and stars Henry Hübchen, Udo Samel and Hannelore Elsner. (From Germany, in German) (Comedy) (2005) (Rpt) M (S)
Urban Cinefile review

Tuesday, 7 May
11:00 PM

Tomorrow Will Be Better - Three young boys, who live on the mean streets of Ukraine, embark on an journey to cross the border into Poland. With an unstoppable sense of adventure, they learn they must rely on each other to find their new home. Winner of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival’s International Children’s Jury Prize. Directed by Dorota Kedzierzawska and stars Oleg Ryba, Jewgienij Ryba and Akhmed Sardalov. (From Poland, in Russian and Polish) (Drama) (2010) M (A,S)

Wednesday, 8 May
11:10 PM 

City of Life and Death - Set in Nanjing in 1937, shortly after the Imperial Japanese Army had captured the Chinese capital. During a period of several weeks, tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed. The film tells the story of several figures, both historical and fictional, including John Rabe, a Nazi businessman who would ultimately save thousands of Chinese civilians. Directed by Chunan Lu and stars Hideo Nakaizumi, Ye Liu and Yunyuan Gao. (From China, in Mandarin and Japanese) (Drama) (2009) (Rpt) MAV (V,A) CC
Urban Cinefile Review

1:30 AM
The Witnesses - The story of a group of French Parisians in the 1980s whose lives are turned inside out when one of their own contracts the little-known and then mysterious AIDS virus. Director Andre Techine was nominated for a Golden Bear at Berlin in 2007. Stars Emmanuelle Béart, Michel Blanc and Johan Libereau. (From France, in French) (Drama) (2007) (Rpt) M (L,S,A,N)

Thursday, 9 May
12:30 AM

The Night of the Sunflowers - Revealed through a series of interconnecting chapters, director Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo crafts a dark and unsettling look into the chronology of two murders set against the backdrop of a rural Spanish town. Stars Carmelo Gómez, Judith Diakhate and Celso Bugallo. (From Spain, in Spanish) (Thriller) (2006) (Rpt) MAV (V)


The Night of the Sunflowers

Friday, 10 May
11:05 PM

Mancora - Following his father's suicide and haunted by his inner demons and hatred for the world in general, 22-year-old Santiago decides to escape the crude Lima winter to take refuge in Mancora, a beach in the north of Peru where it is always summer. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, 2008. Directed by Ricardo de Montreuil and stars Jason Day, Elsa Pataky and Enrique Murciano. (From
Peru, in Spanish) (Drama) (2008) (Rpt) MA (D,S)

12:55 AM
Days of Glory - In World War Two, four North African men are recruited to fight for their colonial motherland, France. During the campaign in Italy, France and Alsace, they come to realise that French soldiers are promoted and have better food and leave entitlements, while Arab soldiers are shamefully discriminated against. Nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb and stars Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri and Sami Bouajila. (From France, in French and Arabic) (War) (2006) (Rpt) M (L,V)

Saturday, 11 May
10:20 PM

Deliver Us From Evil - Waves of vengeance permeate a small Danish village when a pseudo-Nazi trucker kills the wife of an ex-army major and frames his crime on a Bosnian refugee suffering from posttraumatic stress. Winner of two Bodil Awards, 2010. Directed by Ole Bornedal and stars Lasse Rimmer, Lene Nystrom and Fanny Bornedal. (In Danish, English subtitles) (Thriller) (2009) MAV (A,V)

SBS 2
Sunday, 5 May
9:55 PM

Salami Aleikum - Determined to save his family’s small butchery, Mohsen leaves for Poland to buy lowpriced sheep. When he gets stuck in a sleepy East German town, the villagers are convinced he is the heir to a Persian textile dynasty, who can help to save their struggling town. Winner of the 2010 German Film Critics Award for Best Feature Film Debut. Directed by Ali Samadi Ahadi and stars Navíd Akhavan, Anna Böger and Michael Niavarani. (From Germany, in German and Farsi) (Comedy) (2009) M (A,L)

URBAN CINEFILE PICK OF THE WEEK
11:45 PM 
Show Me Love - A sensitive and bittersweet coming-of-age tale of growing up in a small town. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. The feature debut of acclaimed Swedish poet Lukas Moodysson, who both wrote and directed the film. Stars Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg and Erica Carlson. (From Sweden, in Swedish) (Drama) (1998) (Rpt) M (L,A)
Urban Cinefile review

Saturday, 11 May
9:30 PM

Go Fast - When his best friend and partner is killed in a sting gone wrong, police officer Marek joins the undercover unit to avenge his death. He soon infiltrates the gang responsible, who import their drugs from Morocco via a fleet of high-speed cars and speedboats. Directed by Olivier Van Hoofstadt and stars Roschdy Zem, Olivier Gourmet and Jocelyn Lagarrigue. (From France, in French, Spanish and Arabic)
(Drama) (2008) M (S,V,L)


Go Fast

Published May 2, 2013

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