August 2, 2021

What to watch on TV today? Saturday June 26, 2021 | TV

11.45 / Eurosport and La 1

The Tour looks for a new champion

Today starts in Brest a very special edition of the Tour, which will last until Sunday, July 18. The competition involves three intense weeks of fighting, with only two days of rest, which will bring together the most outstanding runners of the peloton. The first stage, which runs between Brest and Landerneau, over a distance of 197.8 kilometers, will be broadcast in its entirety live on Eurosport. For its part, La 1 will connect with the race at 4:00 p.m.

16.00 / Hollywood

‘Gattaca’

USA, 1997 (104 minutes). Director: Andrew Niccol. Interpreters: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin.

The author of the magnificent script of The Truman Show directs a futuristic intrigue whose dramatic development moves in the field of genetic advances. A bitter film with certain sordid touches that departs from the abusive use of special effects, supported by a great work by the always excellent Ethan Hawke and by a magnificent soundtrack by Michael Nyman.

16.45 / Nova

Premiere of the Italian series ‘A un paso del cielo’

Nova premieres the series today One step from heaven starring Daniele Liotti, Spanish Rocío Muñoz Morales and Pilar Fogliati, which has become a hit on Italian television. A production that recounts the unexpected arrival of a new forester in the town of San Candido, one of the towns with the greatest natural beauty in Italy, located south of the Austrian border. The new inhabitant of the place is a mysterious man who will cause the occasional confrontation between the forest guard and the police headquarters when solving the cases that happen in the area. In addition, he will interact with Emma, ​​a young ethologist who is also a newcomer and who will work on a wolf conservation project.

18.00 and 21.00 / Cuatro and Telecinco

Crosses of the second round of the European Championship

The crosses of the second round of the soccer Eurocup begin. Today two games are played. The first of them, broadcast by Cuatro at 18.00, faces the teams of Wales and Denmark, both classified as second in their respective groups. Later, at 9:00 p.m., Telecinco will broadcast the duel between Italy and Austria, to which the Italians arrive undefeated after three wins, although the Austrians also appear in good shape, with only one previous defeat.

19.55 / Movistar Action

‘Shark’

Jaws. United States, 1975 (119 m.). Director: Steven Spielberg. Performers: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss.

For many years, Spilelberg has shown his dual personality behind the camera: that of a filmmaker and that of showman. When he focuses on the former, he knows how to dilute the debate between commercial cinema and quality cinema. Shark, the film that launched him to stardom continues today as haunting as the first day thanks to its clever combination of horror and adventure film codes. And it becomes a film in which there is no excess or lack of any shot, which is always worth shuddering.

21.00 / The Sixth

Carmen Calvo attends ‘laSexta noche’

The space presented by José Yélamo counts tonight with the presence on the set of the Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo. Throughout the night, the chef Karlos Arguiñano and the singer and composer José Luis Perales will also participate. In addition, the program will analyze the pension reform and the rise in electricity with the help of economists Gonzalo Bernardos and Juan Ramón Rallo.

21.30 / Movistar Cine Ñ

‘The Pan’s Labyrinth’

Spain-Mexico, 2006 (112 minutes). Director: Guillermo del Toro. Interpreters: Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ivana Baquero.

Guillermo del Toro had already approached the environment of the Civil War with The Devil’s backbone, It took on a surprisingly ghostly western tone. The Pan’s Labyrinth travels to rural Spain in 1944 to propose an evil tale centered on a girl who is faced with imagined and true terrors: a mysterious faun found in some ruins and a heartless and vile captain who stands as a paradigm of evil. Thus, fantasy and reality walk embraced in a succulent visual feast that unravels social keys and dreamlike havens.

21.30 / The 1

The pardons of the ‘procés’ prisoners, in’ Weekly report

The report In the key of pardons analyzes the release of the nine Catalan politicians convicted of attempting the independence of Catalonia. A work that has spoken with experts in constitutional law and with different analysts about the pros and cons of a decision that divides the country. Later, Stories of the Rio Grande it reaches out to migrants trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico. To end, Neuromarketing, the great seduction, investigates how the market studies what the consumer feels when faced with any stimulus to design increasingly emotional strategies.

22.00 / TCM

‘Boogie Nights’

USA, 1997 (152 minutes). Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Performers: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore.

Quite a thematic taboo in Hollywood: the ins and outs of the porn industry. This is the core of Boogie Nights, who takes the opportunity to deliver loud slaps to the “American dream.” Paul Thomas Anderson creates a multiple story that combines the vicissitudes of various characters, almost all of them dark, and travels through time over more than two decades to bring to life the libertine spirit of the 1970s and the plummeting of the 1980s . With the sequence shot as a stylistic sign, Boogie Nights it beats between frantic images and a permanent vital bitterness.

22.00 / Movistar Drama

‘City of God’

City of God. Brazil, 2002 (130 minutes). Address: Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund. Interpreters: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino da Hora.

A completely unknown director convulsed specialized festivals in 2002. Fernando Meirelles and his City of God they represent an authentic whiplash of cinema, a tumble to the consciences of the spectators and a visual exercise that inevitably captures those who peek into its explosive, brutal, hallucinated images that live in an intricate jumble of plots and jumps in time. City of God It is a monumental film that travels to the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro to soak up the life of its streets; a desperate and atrocious life, in which adolescents survive recruited by drug traffickers and grow up with the certainty that their existence is worth what a bullet decides. A visceral and agitating film, a portrait of a rotten and insane society.

22.00 / DMAX

A journey into the universe

The documentary series Dismantling the Cosmos Investigate the secrets surrounding the origin and destiny of the universe. Through the work of different experts and the recreation of computer images, it approaches, among other issues, the fascinating supermassive black holes, which have a mass of the order of millions or tens of billions of solar masses.

22.30 / COSMO

‘Quick and deadly’

USA, 1995 (103 minutes). Director: Sam Raimi. Cast: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Leonardo DiCaprio.

A real Sam Raimi riot that moves to the West, but with the same cartoonish style of his previous Infernal possession. Raimi does not take himself seriously and proposes a western almost twinned with the spirit of the añejos cartoons, in a display of filmic impudence that wastes hallucinatory and distorted images. Among all this, Sharon Stone wants revenge and devastates whoever gets ahead of her.

23.45 / The 2

‘Isolated and hyperconnected’, in ‘Thematic night’

Two documentaries serve Themed night to investigate the digital revolution that is impacting society. What are the enormous consequences for the generation that is growing up in its midst? I am generation Z shows how young people born between 1997 and 2012 communicate through Tiktok, YouTube or Instagram and face a series of strategies that these platforms develop to keep them hooked. Then, Hikikomori, the social inmates, it is close to the phenomenon that exists in Japan, where some citizens live voluntarily locked up in their homes for months or even years. In France, an increase in these cases has also been detected, in children, adolescents and young adults who withdraw from society and abandon studies or work to lock themselves up.

0.15 / Sundance

‘Thesis’

Spain, 1996 (125 minutes). Director: Alejandro Amenábar. Interpreters: Ana Torrent, Eduardo Noriega, Fele Martínez.

In the last years of the nineties, a newcomer, Alejandro Amenábar dynamited the schemes of Spanish cinema with the simple method of filming a genre film, which followed certain patterns of American cinema. Thesis has a solid foundation: a script that measures the strong moments and skilfully dodges the odd traps, a narrative development that adopts the modes of thriller classic and a staging of powerful dramatic content that plays the trick of recreating environments of unsustainable tension in the most everyday settings possible. A) Yes, Thesis enters the abysses of the execrable world of snuff movies while Amenábar’s camera stops in the fear caused by a look, a gesture, a set.

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