19.55 / TCM
About Schmidt. USA, 2002 (120 minutes). Director: Alexander Payne. Performers: Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney.
Jack Nicholson takes possession of a bitter and somber story, somewhat unusual in the American commercial cinema, attached to a subject who has a dull life as an insurance salesman and who, after retiring and becoming a widow, embarks on a trip to attend the wedding of his daughter. A journey that will explode to get rid of the ghosts of frustration. It is true that About Schmidt he does not risk to the end in his endeavor of corrosive satire and bet on the bittersweet, but it is a film more than solid, deep existential breath, magnified by a self-contained Nicholson, who carries in his eyes the pain of his character.
20.30 / La 2
Awards and premieres, in 'Film Days'
The cinematographic space of La 2 reviews this week the experiences of the Forqué awards and the Cinema Days awards – granted by the program itself. As usual, it will also look at the most interesting releases of the billboard, such as the children's film The great adventure of the Lunnis and the magic book, the black comedy The favourite, from the Greek Yorgos Lanthimos, and the thriller by M. Night Shyamalan Glass.
22.10 / Antenna 3
'Your face sounds to me', with more imitations
The music and the imitations come back in a new installment of Your face is familiar to me, where the participants will test their capacity for mimesis. Among other performances, tonight Ricky Merino will get into the skin of his friend Mimi. Mimi herself will be accompanied by her dancers from Lola Indigo to give life to the Pussycat Dolls, Manu Sánchez will become Carlos Baute and Jordi Coll will become Will Smith.
22.15 / The 2
In the city without limits
Spain, 2002 (115 minutes). Director: Antonio Hernández. Interpreters: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Geraldine Chaplin, Adriana Ozores, Ana Fernández.
The passions, desires and dreams that govern all lives beating in this beautiful and dramatic film that explores the dark corners of a family. While its members debate about the inheritance to receive from the sick father, one of the children tries to penetrate his mind, broken by senility. The keys of In the city without limits they live in a past that hides pain and suffering, fed by characters that become a reflection of any group of human beings.
22.20 / Four
Non Stop (No scales)
USA, 2014 (106 minutes). Director: Jaume Collet-Serra. Performers: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery.
The race in the US of the Barcelona-born Collet-Serra was strengthened with this remarkable film that encloses its plot almost entirely inside an airplane. The author plays with depth of field to increase the intensity of his images, fed by the energetic presence of Liam Neeson, with whom Collet-Serra allied again after the success, three years before, of the great Without identity.