Thursday on TV: Malick, Peter Jackson and Zemeckis between a dip in an aquarium and another in mind Stay at home

MOVIE THEATER

The emigrant
In the studios, 2 p.m.
Two Polish sisters came to New York in 1921 in search of the American dream. As soon as they disembark, they are separated. Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is sick and is being quarantined. Ewa (Marion Cotillard) is thrown onto the streets of Manhattan. Alone and helpless, she falls victim to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a manipulator who brings her into prostitution. Everything changes with the arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner), Bruno’s cousin and illusionist, who will give him the strength to break free from the nightmare. A romantic drama directed by James Gray who will co-sign the script with Richard Menello.

The tree of life
AXN Movies, 14h19
Terrence Malick’s film, winner of the Palme d’Or in Cannes and three-time Academy Award nominees, follows the life of Jack (Hunter McCracken as a young man; Sean Penn as an adult) from birth in the 1950s to adulthood. It grows between two different visions – that of an authoritarian, ambitious and unbelieving father (Brad Pitt) and a generous mother who gives him comfort and security (Jessica Chastain) – until a tragic event disturbs the already fragile family balance.

King Kong
AMC, 5:25 p.m.
Remake of the classic King Kong by Peter Jackson, which won three Oscars. It is the story of the giant gorilla that was captured in the jungle and brought to civilization. Naomi Watts is a jobless actress in New York during the Depression. His luck changes when he meets Carl Denham (Jack Black), a daring director who goes to Singapore with his screenwriter (Adrien Brody) and a small team, with the dual aim of finishing an action film and being the first man exploring the mysterious Skull Island where you know “something” is waiting for you.

Rebel girls from Paradise Hills
TVCine Top, 11:10 pm
Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Jeremy Irvine, Arnaud Valois, Eiza González and Milla Jovovich bring this Alice Waddington drama to life. After the young Uma has refused an arranged marriage, she is sent to a prestigious private school on an island paradise that “tames” disobedient girls.

I am the legend
TVCine Action, 00h50
A post-apocalyptic thiller by Francis Lawrence, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Robert Neville (Will Smith) is the last person in New York. As a brilliant scientist, he was unable to fight a virus that was designed to cure cancer, but which ultimately decimated the population. He knows how to be immune and tries to reverse the effects by experimenting on his own blood. He also knows that his time is running out and that mutants, victims of the plague, lurk in the shadows, waiting for wrong movements.

DOCUMENTARY

Nausicaá – the aquarium of the future
RTP2, 16h02
Debut. A dive in the largest aquarium in Europe, looking at the 1600 species it houses, for maintenance logistics, for the work behind the scenes and for the sustainability mission. Located in Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France, the company works with a scientific research center to return all resources to their natural habitats.

The future of the mind
RTP2, 22h56
Debut. Directed by Ruth Chao, questions about the future of our consciousness and our brains based on advances in neurotechnology will be asked – questions like these: Is it possible to put a human mind on a computer and achieve immortality?

SPORTS

Soccer: Europa League
SIC, 19h55
Direct. Benfica cannot host Arsenal in Luz and makes the Olympic Stadium in Rome their home for the first game of the eighth finals of the Europa League. The game is chaired by the Turkish referee Cuneyt Çakir.

CHILD

Polar Express (V. Port.)
TVCine Emotion, 12:40 p.m.
Robert Zemeckis signs this three Oscars nominated adaptation from the Christmas story by American Chris Van Allsburg. It is the adventure of a little boy with little reason to believe in anything who embarks on an extraordinary and transforming train journey to the North Pole.