Arctic

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DISCOVER YOUR WORLD


Saturdays 8.30pm in November

From New Zealand to Iceland, Lebanon and Israel, discover your world with Rialto’s incredible selection of international films. ‘Human Traces’, is a New Zealand made outdoor adventure drama. ‘Arctic’ from Iceland, follows the solo journey of one brave man in the cold wilderness. ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ questions utopia and a changing world. ‘Capharnaum’ is a brutal exploration into parenthood and a child’s suffering in the Middle East. Finally, ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ is a wicked, cool, quirky film experience you’re sure to love. Travel through cultures, landscapes and time with these stories and adventures this month.

Rialto Recommends

My
Generation

My Generation

British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in My Generation, the vivid and enlightening story of his own journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage.

British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in My Generation, the vivid and enlightening story of his own journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage.

Older Than
Ireland

Older Than Ireland

Directed by Alex Fegan, Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. The film explores each centenarian’s journey.

Directed by Alex Fegan, Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. The film explores each centenarian’s journey.

The Ice
King

The Ice King

John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Often hailed as the greatest skater of all time, Curry drew acclaim for his innovative balance of artistry and athleticism.

John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Often hailed as the greatest skater of all time, Curry drew acclaim for his innovative balance of artistry and athleticism.

Killing
Patient Zero

Killing Patient Zero

'Killing Patient Zero', follows the story behind the supposed first patient of AIDS in the Western world. Used by the media and blamed as a scapegoat, Gaëtan Dugas was a gay man, essentially blamed for the spread of AIDS.

'Killing Patient Zero', follows the story behind the supposed first patient of AIDS in the Western world. Used by the media and blamed as a scapegoat, Gaëtan Dugas was a gay man, essentially blamed for the spread of AIDS.

WATCH ON RIALTO


Blue Valentine

Friday 8 November 8.30pm Channel 039

A complex portrait of a contemporary American marriage, Blue Valentine tells the story of David and Cindy, a couple who have been together for several years but who are at an impasse in their relationship.

Human Traces

Saturday 2 November 8.30pm Channel 039

When a mysterious young man arrives on a remote Sub-Antarctic research station, secrets threaten the relationship of a married couple trying to return the island’s ecosystem to its natural state.

Animal Kingdom

Friday 1 November 8.30pm Channel 039

The movie that inspired the hit TV series. It's the Wild West played out on the streets of Melbourne, in this gritty Australian crime drama. Young Joshua ‘J’ Cody is taken in by his extended family after his mother dies of an overdose.

Foxtrot

Monday 4 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Michael and Dafna Feldmann, an affluent Tel Aviv couple, learn that their soldier son, Jonathan, has died in the line of duty. The Israeli military authorities refuse to inform the distraught parents where and how Jonathan died.

The Wild Pear Tree

Monday 11 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Sinan, an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds.

My Generation

Wednesday 6 November 8.30pm Channel 039

British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in My Generation, the vivid and enlightening story of his own journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage.

Arctic

Saturday 9 November 8.30pm Channel 039

After a castastrophic airplane crash in the Arctic, the sole survivor, Overgård, must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp waiting for a possible rescue or to embark on a deadly trek.

The Eagle Huntress

Thursday 7 November 8.30pm Channel 039

In Kazakhstan, 13-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father-to-son for centuries.

I Think We're Alone Now

Saturday 16 November 8.30pm Channel 039

After the human race is wiped out, Del is alone in the world. He lives in his small, empty town, content in his solitude and the utopia he's methodically created for himself - until he is discovered by Grace.

Making The Grade

Wednesday 13 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Making The Grade invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others.

When Lambs Become Lions

Thursday 14 November 8.30pm Channel 039

In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. This is a story about survival and ethics.

The Iron Lady

Friday 15 November 8.30pm Channel 039

A mesmerising performance from Meryl Streep as the legendary British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Shown in flashbacks from her youth to her years as Prime Minister and to her eventual decline.

Capharnaum

Saturday 23 November 8.30pm Channel 039

After being jailed for committing a violent crime, Zain, a mistreated 12-year-old boy, sues his parents for giving him life. Zain’s large family live hand-to-mouth in a squalid apartment in Lebanon.

McMafia

Sundays - from 3 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Alex Godman, the English-raised son of an exiled Russian crime family, has spent years trying to evade his family's past and live on the straight and narrow, running a legitimate business and mapping out a future with his girlfriend Rebecca.

3 Faces

Monday 18 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Well known actress Behnaz Jafari (playing herself) is distraught when she comes across a young girl's video plea for help after her family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory.

The Ice King

Wednesday 20 November 8.30pm Channel 039

John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Often hailed as the greatest skater of all time, Curry drew acclaim for his innovative balance of artistry and athleticism.

Hunters

Tuesdays - from 5 November 8.30pm Channel 039

In a small town in northern Sweden, the prospect of a new mine leads to conflict between environmentalists and the many people who envisage the mine as the way to a new and better future for their problem-ridden town.

Older Than Ireland

Wednesday 27 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Directed by Alex Fegan, Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. The film explores each centenarian’s journey.

Minding The Gap

Thursday 21 November 8.30pm Channel 039

In Minding The Gap, with over 12 years of footage, Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity.

Amour

Friday 22 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Retired piano players and teachers Georges and Anne have spent their lives devoted to each other and their careers. When Anne has a stroke that paralyses her right side, Georges takes on the role of nursing her.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Saturday 30 November 8.30pm Channel 039

London, 1997. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban teenager, sneaking out with his best friends to afterhours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet.

The Insult

Monday 25 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Present day Beirut… a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasse, a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. The media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon.

Killing Patient Zero

Thursday 28 November 8.30pm Channel 039

'Killing Patient Zero', follows the story behind the supposed first patient of AIDS in the Western world. Used by the media and blamed as a scapegoat, Gaëtan Dugas was a gay man, essentially blamed for the spread of AIDS.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Friday 29 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Adele’s life is changed when she meets the enigmatic Emma, a young woman with blue hair who encourages Adele to discover herself and fulfill her desires and dreams.

Fyre Fraud

Thursday 10 October 8.30pm Channel 039

“The Greatest Party That Never Happened”….The Fyre Music Festival was the defining scam of the millennial generation, made worse with social media influence… Marketing for the 2017 music event went viral with the help of rapper Ja Rule, instagram stars and models, but soon became an epic fail.

Dancer In The Dark

Wednesday 9 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Selma is a Czech immigrant, a single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is her passion for music, specifically the all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals. But Selma harbours a sad secret: she is losing her eyesight.

Antichrist

Wednesday 16 October 8.30pm Channel 039

While a married couple is having sex, their infant son in a nearby room falls out a window to his death. She becomes distraught and is hospitalised, but her husband, who is a psychiatrist, attempts to treat her.

Slender Man: The Untold Story

Thursday 17 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Black suit. Blank face. Long, slender arms. Since 2009, “The Slender Man” has slowly inched his way into internet folklore. The terrifyingly tall supernatural character first originated as an internet meme who scared, abducted and traumatised children, But in 2014, he became horrifyingly real.

Away From Her

Friday 18 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Happily married for nearly 50 years, Fiona and Grant find their mutual devotion tested by Fiona’s struggle with Alzheimer's disease. When it becomes apparent that her condition is worsening, she checks into a rest home. Grant visits her a month later and finds that his wife has grown close to Aubrey, a fellow resident.

Colette

Saturday 19 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Based on the life of the French novelist Colette, who after marrying successful Parisian writer Willy, is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. With money troubles mounting, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him.

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