Weekend on TV: mothers, daughters, Operation Autumn and live stand-up | Television


The Imitation Game
TVCine Edition, Saturday, 10:25 am

Until the Oscars, TVCine Edition runs a marathon with Oscar-winning films at the weekend, from morning to night. This first one starts with The Imitation Game, biopic by the British mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing signed by the Norwegian Morten Tyldum in 2014. The film with Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for eight Oscars at the 2015 ceremony, having won only one, for Best Adapted Screenplay. Throughout the rest of the day, the channel passes Memoirs of a Geishaby Rob Marshall (2005), Blade Runner 2046by Denis Villeneuve (2017), Surroundedby Ridley Scott (2001), Apollo 13by Ron Howard (1995), pulp Fictionby Quentin Tarantino (1994) and Bram Stoker’s Draculaby Francis Ford Coppola (1992).

Mothers and daughters
Fox Life, Saturday, 10:20 pm

Three women in their relationship with motherhood. 35 years ago, Karen (Annette Bening) became pregnant at just 14 and, with no choice, was forced to give her daughter up for adoption. She was never able to deal with this loss and today she is a bitter person. Her daughter, Elizabeth (Naomi Watts), is a successful lawyer focused only on winning. Meanwhile, Lucy (Kerry Washington) dreams of becoming a mother and, unable to get pregnant, finally decides to go for adoption. Simultaneously faced with decisive choices, these women will see their destinies intertwined in an unexpected way. Written and directed by Rodrigo García, it also features Samuel L. Jackson.

Operation Autumn
RTP1, Saturday, 23:29

“Operation Autumn” was the code name given to the operation carried out by the PIDE (International and State Defense Police) with the clear objective of assassinating General Humberto Delgado. The action of Bruno de Almeida’s film takes place between Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, France and Italy between the years 1964 and 1981, from the preparation of the operation to the court case, already after the April revolution. With the use of some archival footage, a thriller political leader headed by John Ventimiglia based on the book Humberto Delgado, Biografia do General Sem Medo, by Frederico Delgado Rosa, grandson of Salazar’s opponent.

drive my car
TVCine Edition, Sunday, 10:55 am

One more of the marathons that TVCine Edition runs at the weekend until the Oscars arrive, with films that received statuettes. Starts in the morning with drive my carin Ryu​suke Hamaguchi, which won the Academy Award for Best International Film at last year’s ceremony. It is an adaptation of a short story by Haruki Murakami. Even at night, the channel passes too I, Tonyaby Craig Gillespie (2017), Thelma and Louiseby Ridley Scott (1991), Erin Brockovichby Steven Soderbergh (2000), Glory Time, by Edward Zwick (1989), Million Dollar Baby – Overdue Dreamsby Clint Eastwood (2004), Game of Tearsby Neil Jordan (1992).

The Dead Don’t Die
Syfy, Sunday, 4:51 pm

The small town of Centerville has always been known for its laid-back atmosphere. But everything changes when, without anyone predicting it, something absolutely terrifying happens: the dead begin to rise from the tombs and attack everyone they meet along the way. Chosen as the opening film at Cannes, an apocalyptic horror comedy by Jim Jarmusch. The cast includes names like Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, RZA, Carol Kane, Selena Gomez or Rosie Perez.

TVCine Action, Sunday, 7:35 pm

Based on the book by Roberto Saviano and directed by Matteo Garrone, Gomorra was one of the highlights of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize. It’s a brutal and violent dive into the infernal circles of the Neapolitan Camorra, with raw and incredible precision. Power, money and blood are the “values” that the inhabitants of Naples are confronted with on a daily basis. The only language is that of weapons and blood is the greatest vice. Living a normal life is not possible for these inhabitants. In this scenario of clan wars and trafficking of all kinds, five stories intertwine around the lives of Toto, Pasquale, Don Ciro and Maria, Franco and Roberto, Marco and Ciro. A fictional Camorra deeply rooted in Italian reality.


444 Days That Made America Bend
RTP1, Saturday, 03:02

It was on November 4, 1979 that the American hostage crisis in Iran began, in which 52 Americans, including diplomats and citizens, were arrested and taken hostage by Iranian university students who had taken over the American Embassy in Tehran. They were detained for 444 days, until January 20, 1981. This documentary tells that story.

The Price of Glee
ID, Sunday, 10 pm

Debut. There will be a curse surrounding the cast of gleethe musical series co-created by Ryan Murphy about singing a cappella in high school that lasted between 2009 and 2015? It’s just that three of the actors have already died: Cory Monteith, from overdose, aged 31, in 2013, Naya Rivera, from drowning, in 2020, aged 33, and Mark Salling, aged 35, from suicide in 2018, before having to serve prison time for child pornography. This documentary tries to get to the bottom of the issue.


Festival da Canção 2023 – 2nd Semifinal
RTP1, Saturday, 21:08

The 57th edition of the Festival da Canção reaches its second semifinal, in a broadcast conducted by Sónia Araújo and Jorge Gabriel, with Inês Lopes Gonçalves on the green room, in which six of the ten songs will qualify for next week’s final. Edmundo Inácio, The Happy Mess, Teresinha Landeiro, Bandua, Bárbara Tinoco, Inês Só, Ivandro, Dapunksportif, Lara Li and Voodoo Marmalade are the voices that will be in the contest. There will also be performances by Nicolas Alves and Filipe Sambado. On the jury, Maro, Neev, Alex D’Alva Teixeira, Márcia, Carlos Mendes, Sara Correia and Pedro Ribeiro.

Sarah McCoy – Live at Teatro da Vista Alegre
RTP2, Sunday, 23:30

In March 2018, the American pop, jazz, blues and soul singer and songwriter, who has already released her albums through the important Blue Note label, performed in Ílhavo, more specifically at the Laboratório das Artes at Teatro da Vista Alegre. The performance was recorded by RTP, which now broadcasts it in the year in which McCoy launched High Priestesshis most recent album.


House with Trees Inside
RTP2, Saturday, 22h02

Debut. In 2022, Cláudia Semedo created this show written by Gisela Casimiro that deals with fear, among concepts such as ethnocentrism, fatphobia, ableism or privilege, when looking at a house where five people live. In the cast, Ana Madureira, Catarina Marques Lima, Natacha Campos, Pedro Peças and Vânia Luz. It is a co-production of Companhia de Actores, RTP2 and Centro de Arte de Ovar.


Chris Rock: Selective Outrage
Netflix, Streaming, Sunday, 3am

Direct. Chris Rock’s new stand-up comedy special, his first since Will Smith gave him an unexpected and hyped Oscar snap, will air live worldwide on Netflix from Baltimore, Maryland. It will also have guests like Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Ronny Chieng, Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones, David Spade, Dana Carvey, JB Smoove, Ice-T or Paul McCartney.


The Magic Bow (VP)
TVCine Emotion, Saturday, 8:25 am

When Delphi the dolphin discovers a kind of magical portal that transforms whoever goes through it into the creature he wants, he is amazed. An animated adventure written and directed by Vasiliy Rovenskiy (Two Tails: A Space Adventure, Pinocchio: The True Story).

Bigfoot in the Family (VP)
TVCine Emotion, Sunday, 1pm

Two months after convincing his father to return home, Adam tries to deal with the media attention in which the whole family has been involved. But now that he’s famous, Bigfoot Dad is committed to using the recognition to support causes that can make the world a better place to live. An animated film signed by Jeremy Degruson and Ben Stassen.

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