SBS Global Film Highlights April 4-10 | Cinema News

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

  • Audio description (AD) for The day will come, The last word, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, Intolerable Cruelty, O brother, where are you?, Stan and Ollie and twelve monkeys
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for swimming with men, What we did on our vacation, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, Intolerable Cruelty, O brother, where are you?, Stan and Ollie and twelve monkeys

MONDAY APRIL 4TH

The day will come
7:30 p.m.

CRAZY
UK, USA, 2019
Kind: The comedy
Language: English
Director: Chris Morris
With : Marchant Davis, Anna Kendrick, Pej Vahdat, Danielle Brooks, Jim Gaffigan
What is it about?
An impoverished leader (Davis) of a small religious community in Miami is offered money to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his godfather is working for an FBI agent (Kendrick), who plans to turn him into a criminal by fueling his insane revolutionary dreams.

My Great Gay Italian Wedding
9:05 p.m.

M
Italy, 2018
Kind: The comedy
Language: Italian
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
With : Diego Abatantuono, Monica Guerritore, Cristiano Caccamo, Salvatore Esposito
What is it about?
Antonio (Caccamo) has finally found the love of his life, Paolo (Esposito), with whom he lives happily in Berlin. Although they are still unsure of their families’ reactions, they decide to get married in Italy, in the small village where Antonio’s parents live. Tradition and modernity collide in this moving film.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5

The last word
7:30 p.m.

CRAZY
United States, 2017
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Mark Pellington
With : Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall
What is it about?
A retired businesswoman (MacLaine) – who tries to control everything around her – decides to write her own obituary. A young journalist (Seyfried) takes it upon himself to uncover the truth, and the result is a life-changing friendship.

Let the sun in
9:30 p.m.

M
France, 2017
Kind: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: French
Director: Claire Dennis
With : Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Gerard Depardieu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Alex Descas
What is it about?
Isabelle (Binoche), Parisian artist and divorced mother, goes from one bad romance to another in her chimerical quest for true love. From acclaimed director Claire Denis (Good work, white material), and loosely based on Roland Barthes’ book “Le discours d’un amour”.

WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL

swimming with men
7:30 p.m.

M, CC
United Kingdom, 2018
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Olivier Parker
With : Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Jim Carter, Daniel Mays, Adeel Akhtar, Thomas Turgoose
What is it about?
Eric (Brydon), who is suffering from a midlife crisis, eventually finds new meaning in his life as part of a middle-aged all-male amateur synchronized swimming team. Together they make a bid to compete in the unofficial World Men’s Synchronized Swimming Championships, and no doubt a chance to redeem themselves personally along the way.

Loro
9:15 p.m.

MA15+
France, Italy, 2018
Kind: Drama
Language: Italian
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
With : Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Euridice Axén
What is it about?
Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and rowdy pool parties: the life and times of scandal-ridden Silvio Berlusconi (Servillo) are chronicled in this dazzling, timely and boundless look at life in Italy under the shining eye of modern Europe. most infamous politician. Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (The great beauty, The young pope).

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THURSDAY APRIL 7

What we did on our vacation
7:30 p.m.

M, CC
United Kingdom, 2014
Kind: The comedy
Language: English
Director: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
With : Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly
What is it about?
Doug (Tennant) and Abi (Pike) take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by loved ones, the children innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It soon becomes clear that when it comes to hiding a big secret from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest handicap.

Monty Python’s Meaning of Life
9:20 p.m.

M, AD, CC
UK, 1983
Kind: The comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
With : Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin
What is it about?
Monty Python’s hilarious latest film returns to the band’s original comedy roots with irreverent, irreverent vignettes about the scenes and trials of life. Oscar nominees Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones direct all your favorite Monty Python: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Oscar nominee John Cleese.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

FRIDAY APRIL 8

Intolerable Cruelty
7:30 p.m.

M, AD, CC
United States, 2003
Kind: The comedy
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
With : George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush
What is it about?
Divorce lawyer Miles Massey (Clooney) marries a vengeful gold digger (Zeta-Jones) who plans to kill their divorce. A tribute to classic Hollywood goofy comedies such as His daughter Friday and The Lady Eve of the Coen brothers.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

O brother, where are you?
9:25 p.m.

M, AD, CC
United States, 2000
Kind: Comedy, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen
With : George Clooney, John Turturro, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman
What is it about?
Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, this Coen brothers’ gem follows the misadventures of trickster Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney) and his not-too-brilliant sidekicks Pete (Turturro) and Delmar (Nelson). The trio try to get back to Ulysses’ Penelope (Hunter) before she can remarry. This hit comedy by the Coen brothers (Fargo, There is no country for old people) was nominated for two Oscars in 2001 (Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.)

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

SATURDAY APRIL 9

Stan and Ollie
6:40 p.m.

LW, AD, CC
UK, USA, 2018
Kind: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jon S. Baird
With : Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Danny Huston
What is it about?
With their heyday long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel (Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (Reilly) embark on a tour of variety halls in Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a busy schedule and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a terrific double act in their own right – the couple’s love for the stage, as well as for each other, lives on. that they secure their place in hearts. of their beloved audience.

twelve monkeys
8:30 p.m.

M, AD, CC
United States, 1995
Kind: sci fi
Language: English
Director: terry gilliam
With : Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Jon Seda, Vernon Campbell
What is it about?
Bruce Willis stars as a prison inmate from the future who is sent back in time to stop a deadly virus from decimating the world’s population. Also starring Brad Pitt in an Oscar-nominated performance as a patient in a mental hospital, this modern sci-fi classic was directed by Terry Gilliam (Brazil, The fisher king) and is a loose remake of Chris Marker’s landmark 1962 short The Pier.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

ORIGINAL FILM REVIEW

David Brent: Life on the Road
10:50 p.m.

MA15+
United Kingdom, 2016
Kind: Comedy, Music
Language: English
Director: Ricky Gervais
With : Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey-Smith, Rebecca Gethings, Jo Hartley, Andrew Brooke
What is it about?
Twelve years after the broadcast of the hit BBC series “The Office”, David Brent (Gervais) is working as a traveling salesman. However, he did not give up on his dream of rock stardom. Assembling a group of session musicians who are only in it for the money and a talented rapper in an effort to gain some street cred, Brent embarks on a self-funded tour – a last-ditch effort to find fame and glory. fortune.

SUNDAY APRIL 10

Delfin
6:50 p.m.

PG
Argentina, 2019
Kind: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Gaspar Scheuer
With : Valentino Catania, Cristian Salguero, Marcelo Subiotto, Paula Reca
What is it about?
Life is not easy for Delfín (Catania), an 11-year-old boy who lives alone with his father on the arid, muddy outskirts of a small town in Buenos Aires. Here he must support his father (Salguero), a man who asks his son to lie about his whereabouts to thugs tasked with collecting debts and working as a delivery boy before school. But above all, Delfín wants to participate in a children’s orchestra that is being formed in a nearby village. Having learned to play the French horn, Delfín will attempt the impossible and attempt to show up for the audition.

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The physicist
8:30 p.m.

M
Germany, 2013
Kind: Drama, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Philippe Stoelzl
With : Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgard, Ben Kingsley, Olivier Martinez, Emma Rigby
What is it about?
In 11th century London, a young man (Payne) dreams of becoming a surgeon. He decides to go to Persia to learn medicine from the prestigious doctor Avicenne (Kingsley) and passes himself off as a Jew in order to be accepted at school.

The Hollars
11:20 p.m.

M
United States, 2016
Kind: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Jean Krasinski
With : John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick
What is it about?
John Hollar (Krasinski) is an aspiring New York artist who brings his girlfriend (Kendrick) back to his Central American hometown on the eve of his mother’s brain surgery. There he is forced to navigate the crazy life he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school buddies, father and overly impatient ex-wife return to his pre-surgery life.

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