Weekend on TV: ProfJam, La Traviata and animation even at Parliament | Television


Hachiko – Friend Forever!
AMC, Saturday, 1:59 pm

Lasse Hallström signs the remake from the film that the Japanese Seijirô Kôyama made in 1987, based on the true story of a canine fidelity immortalized in a statue in the center of Tokyo.

Richard Gere embodies Parker Wilson, a university professor whose dog, Hachi, accompanied him every day to the train station, where he waited for him every night. One day, Parker did not return. Hachi continued to wait until the day he died.

The Great Miracle
AXN Movies, Saturday, 9:10 pm

Adam Carlson (John Krasinski) is a journalist in a small town in Alaska. When a family of gray whales is trapped in a sudden freeze, their reporting touches the world. It is then that Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore), a Greenpeace volunteer and his ex-girlfriend, makes her way there. Together, they will build bridges between Inuit, Russian military and world leaders, with a view to saving the animals.

Directed by Ken Kwapis, The Great Miracle is based on the book Freeing the Whaleswritten by Tom Rose about the 1988 rescue operation at Point Barrow.

The Fatalist
RTP2, Saturday, 00h30

Everything good or bad that happens to us down here is written up there. Driver Tiago (Rogério Samora) never tires of repeating this phrase. At the same time that he leads his boss (André Gomes) through a strange Portugal, he tells the delirious and endless story of his loves.

The Fatalist is a free adaptation of Jacques Le Fatalistby Diderot, directed by João Botelho.

Powerful Minds
Cinema, Sunday, 8:35 pm

Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro in a thriller about the paranormal, directed and written by Rodrigo Cortés. It accompanies a pair of scientists who are dedicated to investigating unexplained phenomena and to exposing, not infrequently, fraudulent cases. But they will have to reformulate their convictions when placed before the powers revealed by a famous seer who has remained in the shadows for 30 years.

TVCine Top, Sunday, 10 pm

Nominated for six Academy Awards, a dramatic story directed by Todd Haynes, with performances by Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler.

The action takes place in New York in the 1950s. Therese works in the toy section of a large department store. One day, she meets Carol, a sophisticated woman looking for a Christmas present for her daughter. Later, they meet and become friends. Over time, friendship turns into intimacy and passion. When the relationship becomes evident, Carol’s husband retaliates, demanding full custody of their daughter.

It is with this film that the marathon that the channel dedicates to works nominated by the Hollywood Academy ends. is preceded by flight 93by Paul Greengrass (at 11:45); Parallel Mothersby Pedro Almodóvar (3:40 pm); The Exchange, by Clint Eastwood (5:40 pm); It is The Lost Daughter (8 p.m.), by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

bonnie and clyde
RTP Memória, Sunday, 22:30

Dating back to 1967, the film by director Arthur Penn had great symbolic value for American cinema, as it definitively closed the door on the era of classicism and its unsullied heroes. It is a film inspired by the lives of two gangsters novels of the 1920s, lost in the disenchantment of their illusions and in the horizontality of southern America. For the anti-heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) there is no redemption possible anymore.

Nominated for nine Academy Awards, the film won two: Best Supporting Actress for Estelle Parsons and Best Cinematography for Burnett Guffey.


RTP2, Sunday, 21h

A comedy set at the European Parliament arrives on Sunday nights. It follows a young man who has just joined an assistant position. He is not at all qualified for the position, but he is astute as hell – or so he thinks. The situation is complicated when you are tasked with making a report on finning (name given to cutting the fins of live sharks for commercialization). Parliament is a French, Belgian and German co-production, with Noé Debré as creator and Xavier Lacaille as protagonist.


Cars with History
TV Ball, Saturday, 2:30 pm

Debut. Produced by Museu do Caramulo, guardian of a collection of vehicles that delights motor lovers, the documentary series presents ten of the most iconic cars in its collection (one per episode). AND streamed simultaneously on the museum’s YouTube channel.

Curiosities and history lessons on wheels focus on examples such as the “pure blood” Ferrari 166 MM from 1950, the gem that is the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost from 1911, the “runner” Citroën 15-Six D “Traction Avant” from 1951 or the Delahaye 43 PS fire truck (1913), better known as “Catarina” in the Lisbon corporation where it entered service in 1914.

big vs. Small
Odyssey, Saturday, 8:47 pm

Documentary centered on Joana Andrade, the first Portuguese woman to surf the big waves of Canhão da Nazaré and champion known as “Tiny Fighter”. He accompanies her between training and overcoming her fear of facing giant waves. The film also features the participation of Johanna Nordblad, free diving world champion, with whom Andrade practiced apnea on ice.

Pleasure, comrades!
RTP2, Saturday, 3:53 am

Written and directed by José Filipe Costa, and premiered internationally at the Locarno Festival, it collects memories of the post-April 25, 1974, told in the first person, by Portuguese and foreigners. These are testimonials from people who, having recently arrived or returned to villages and cooperatives, felt the reach of the revolution beyond the political plane, as a shock to customs, certainties, gender roles, intimacy and sexuality.

Art of Animating Portugal
RTP1, Sunday, 2:47 am

Focused on animation cinema made in Portugal, Helena Pinto’s documentary traces the evolution of this creative field, while going behind the scenes to reveal the techniques used and discover the passion that drives those who make it.


La traviata
RTP2, Saturday, 22:03

Violetta is a influencer. Emotions turn into emojis. The digital world enters opera inside, screens and notifications included. This was the radical – and much applauded – way that the Australian Simon Stone chose to approach the famous work of Verdi, in his first staging work for the National Opera of Paris.

Objective: to project today the way in which the Italian composer “relentlessly strips away the violence of a society that promotes worldly pleasures, to later sacrifice an innocent woman on the altar of bourgeois morality”, advanced the synopsis of the show at the time of the premiere, in 2019.

With music by Verdi and libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, La traviata deals with a love made impossible by the difference in classes, with the main focus on Violetta, here interpreted by the South African soprano Pretty Yende.


Imminent Festival 2022: ProfJam
RTP2, Sunday, 00:07

O rapper ProfJam – born Mário Cotrim – is one of the strongest names in the reinvention of national hip-hop. In September of last year, he passed through the stage of the urban culture festival Iminente, in Lisbon. That’s the concert remembered tonight.


Minimum (VP)
Fox, Saturday, 11:11 am

The Minims are countless small, yellow, pill-shaped beings. Tireless and somewhat insane, they are endowed with a humor only comparable to the tendency to mischief. The meaning of their lives depends on one thing: serving a villain. With Gru, a chronically ill person, they found the perfect symbiosis.

But it was not always so. This is the story of their long search for a master, from the tyrannosaurus to Napoleon, passing through Dracula, until they let themselves be seduced, in 1968, by the Machiavellian Scarlett Overkill. Soraia Chaves, César Mourão, Herman José and Vasco Palmeirim lend their voices to the Portuguese version.

The Giant Friend (VP)
At the Studios, Sunday, 7:45 am

This family-friendly film is the work of the same duo responsible for ET The Extraterrestrial: director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison. Based on a short story by Roald Dahl, it tells the story of Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), who lives in an orphanage with a cruel governess.

One night, she meets a gentle-hearted giant (Mark Rylance) who, like her, suffers from loneliness. They become inseparable friends. When they discover that the other giants have a plan to attack the cities and eat all the children, they decide to do something to prevent it.

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