On this day, the cinema offers two excellent and different films: “The Day of the Impostors”, a combination of western and black comedy by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and “Rowing in the Wind”, a melodrama by Gonzalo Suárez that marked the birth of the literary Myth recreates Frankenstein. La 2 proposes a double date, first with an episode of Cachitos de iron y chrome dedicated to the nineties and later with Documentos TV, which offers a report analyzing the way of life of the Mennonite community. On Antena 3, El Hormiguero welcomes the Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen.
“Rowing against the wind”
6:25 p.m., Movistar Indie
Spain, 1987 (90 minutes). Director: Gonzalo Suárez. Actors: Hugh Grant, Lizzy McInnerny, Valentine Pelka.
Gonzalo Suárez recreates the birth of the literary myth Frankenstein on the legendary evening at Villa Diodati with Mary and Percy Shelley, Byron and Polidori. Suárez transforms the encounter into a stirring melodrama of visual beauty and narrative power, indulging in wild characters that radiate emotion.
Brigitte Nielsen, in “The Anthill”
9:45 p.m., antenna 3
Tonight the show hosted by Pablo Motos welcomes the Danish actress and receives a visit from the Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen, whose professional career began as a model until she entered the cinema in the eighties. After a short marriage to Sylvester Stallone, Nielsen appeared in memorable films of the decade such as Rocky IV, Cobra and Superdective in Hollywood II.
'Cachitos', with the nineties
10 p.m., La 2
The best playback performances of a party-filled decade: Bakalao, Eurodance and Pachangueo feature in this week's episode of Cachitos. The program shows how the decade served to show a more cosmopolitan side of Spain, with great events such as the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the Seville Universal Exhibition. “Cachitos” is flavored with the emergence of rumba, sevillanas and macarena, but also recalls bakalao and Latin American rhythms.
“The Day of the Fraudsters”
There was a Crooked Man. United States, 1970 (127 minutes). Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Henry Fonda, Kirk Douglas, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates, Burges Meredith.
One day Hollywood will have to be held accountable for the fate that befell many of the artists who made it big. For example, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, an example of creative immensity, who withdrew from the world of cinema of his own accord in 1972, after making more than twenty films, because he felt the treatment he was receiving from an industry that was more busy with fireworks, more fed up with fireworks than in films like yours where the characters speak to say things that are almost always intelligent. Cheats Day is an atypical western that attempts to blur the lines between good and evil to deliver a brutal portrait of cynical, amoral and corrupt characters. Henry Fonda, the governor of a prison, and Kirk Douglas, one of his inmates, argue about a spiral of deception in a film that takes the path of something more than just a black comedy.
The Mennonite Community, in “TV Documents”
24.00, La 2
The Memonitas report analyzes the life of a community professing a radical Protestantism in which community, non-violence and resistance to all human and technological development prevail. Their way of life, based on respect for the sacred and the principles of good and evil, is threatened by the modern globalized world. It is estimated that there are approximately two million Mennonites, spread in communities on all five continents.
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