16.25 / TCM
The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon. USA, 1941 (100 minutes). Director: John Huston. Performers: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre.
Few early films have been as dramatic as John Huston's debut with The Maltese Falcon, in which he also works as a screenwriter. Between cigarette smoke and whiskey shots he lives a world in which he commands careerism and vileness. Private detective Sam Spade also smokes and drinks. But he is an honest guy who fights to preserve, at least, his dignity. And he dares to throw phrases like "if you are hanged, I will always remember you" when the young woman who might have fallen in love is arrested. The wickers of The Maltese Falcon they are pure essence of black cinema, films in which the material from which dreams are made becomes life.
21.30 / Cinema Ñ
Spain, 1960 (91 minutes). Director: Edgar Neville. Performers: Conchita Montes, Roberto Camardiel, Susana Campos, Tota Alba.
What fan remembers Edgar Neville today? Someday, cinephile memory will do justice to an unrepeatable author, to whom the Spanish cinema owes masterpieces such as Life in a thread or The dance and movies completely out of norm as The seven hunchbacks's tower. In My street, which was his last work, Neville turns to a costumbrista walk along a Madrid street, at the beginning of the 20th century and creates a vital and accurate portrait of characters in which he exhibits his pulse as a comedian, between the emotional and the absurd.
22.30 / Divinity
The decisive hour
The Finest Hours. USA, 2016 (115 minutes). Director: Craig Gillespie. Performers: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger.
A robust recreation of a dramatic reality. In 1952, a storm split two oil tankers off the coast of New England. In a small lifeboat, in front of the storm the Coast Guard had to take charge of the rescue. The decisive hour he handles his images with energy, maintains a solid narrative rhythm and relies on special effects of firm verisimilitude.
22.45 / Antenna 3
Return to life after five dead years
The Serie Manifest, produced by Robert Zemeckis, which premieres on open Antena 3 tonight, combines science fiction, intrigue and family drama and poses an unusual starting point. A commercial plane that disappeared five years ago reappears in 2018 with its crew and passengers on board; for them it has only been a somewhat turbulent flight, but for the rest of the world five years ago they all died.
23.40 / La 2
How to revive a 16th century whaler
From the port of Pasaia, Gipuzkoa, the whale galleon San Juan sank in Newfoundland in November 1565, loaded with barrels of whale oil, one of the great businesses of the sixteenth century. The documentary Merchants and whalers, an overseas history, that today emits Chronicles, captures how the Albaola Marine Factory returns to build it in a Gipuzkoa shipyard with the same materials and techniques as 450 years ago.