SBS x SB! : The August Edition

This August, discover our selection of French films on SBS in Demand.

Written by Sacreblue!

30 Jul 2022

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Every month, Sacreblue! highlights some Francophone films from the SBS catalogue.
Here is our August favorites, we hope that you enjoy them!

Between Two Worlds / Ouistreham (2021)

Director: Emmanuel Carrère, based on the story “Le Quai de Ouistreham” by Florence Aubenas
Starring Juliette Binoche, Hélène Lambert, Louise Pociecka, Steve Papagiannis, Aude Ruyter, Kévin Maspimby, Faïçal Zoua, Arnaud Duval, Didier Pupin, Léa Carne

Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity.

Opening the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Festival 2021, Between Two Worlds invites us to reflect on the ethics of character, trust, friendship and journalistic practice. The film was part of the selection of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022!

Watch it on SBS on Demand here

In Safe Hands / Pupille (2018)

Director: Jeanne Herry
Starring Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Élodie Bouchez, Olivia Côte, Clotilde Mollet, Miou-Miou, Leïla Muse, Anne Suarez, Julie Recoing, Judith Siboni

A bright-eyed baby boy is followed from his birth, when his mother gives him up for adoption, to the moment he gets adopted.

The film was nominated for multiple César awards in 2019 including best movie best director and best actors for Gilles Lellouche, Sandrine Kiberlain and Élodie Bouchez.
The film has an approval rating of 85% based on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7.5/10.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here

Return of the Hero / Le Retour du héros (2018)

Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Féodor Atkine, Mathilde Roehrich, Évelyne Buyle, Christian Bujeau, Fabienne Galula

Elisabeth is upright, serious and honest. Captain Neuville is cowardly, deceitful and unscrupulous. She hates him. He despises her. However, by making him an operetta hero, she becomes, in spite of herself, responsible for a sham.

This comedy and historical drama holds an approval rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here

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