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from Saturday 27th to Tuesday 30th
Rialto Channel celebrates its annual 'Unlocked' event from Saturday 27th to Tuesday 30th inclusive, opening the channel to all SKY customers, with at least SKY Starter. Spend the weekend exploring with Rialto Channel (Channel 39), to see the very best films, series and documentaries from around the world - see what Rialto Channel showcases every day of the year! Films over the weekend include stars such as Nicole Kidman, Dame Judi Dench, Michael Caine, Stephen Graham, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daisy Ridley and George Mackey.
‘UNLOCKED’ ENCORE SCREENINGS
I AM SERIES - FRIDAY 26 JUNE – FROM 6PM
I AM: KIRSTY
I AM: NICOLA
I AM: HANNAH
THE VIRTUES - SUNDAY 28 JUNE – FROM 1.40PM
MCMAFIA - SUNDAY 28 JUNE – FROM 11.40PM
Dame Judi Dench in RED JOAN
Nicole Kidman in DESTROYER
Mia Wasikowska in JUDY & PUNCH
Travis Fimmel in DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN
Oscar Nominee SHOPLIFTERS
Sheridan Smith in CARE
Daisy Ridley in OPHELIA
Michael Caine narrates MY GENERATION
Maggie Gyllenhaal in THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Documentary – ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
Kiwi Documentary – SHE SHEARS
THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN
WATCH ON RIALTO
August, 1945. A coachload of children arrive at the Calgarth Estate by Lake Windermere, England. They are child survivors of the Nazi Holocaust that has devastated Europe’s Jewish population. Carrying only the clothes they wear and a few meagre possessions, they bear the emotional and physical scars of all they have suffered.
It's 1944, Margerite Duras is an active resistance member, along with her husband, writer Robert Antelme, and a band of fellow subversives in Nazi-occupied Paris. When Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, she becomes friendly with French collaborator Rabier to gain information at considerable risk to her underground cell.
24th January 1994. Three corpses are found in Miami, Florida. Several clues are found including a video. Weeks later, a policeman claims he recognises Pablo Ibar, a young Spaniard recently released from prison, on the video, Pablo insists he is innocent.
In 1995, Mohammed Emwazi was a grade school student in London with a promising future ahead of him. By 2014, he had become known as “Jihadi John,” a masked ISIS terrorist in Syria who internationalised his notoriety by broadcasting his beheadings of Western hostages on the internet.