What to see today on TV? Sunday, January 1, 2023

11.00 / Eurosport

Ski jumping with four springboards

Eurosport broadcasts live one of the most anticipated events at the beginning of the year. The German city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen hosts the Four Springs Tournament, a competition that is considered a stellar event in the winter sports calendar. The best jumpers put their skills to the test in an event that has been held for more than 60 years.

11.15 / 1

New Year’s Concert, from Vienna

The conductor Franz Welser-Möst takes the baton this year to conduct the traditional New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic, an event that celebrates its 83rd edition and is held at the Musikverein in the Austrian capital. The program will include works by Eduard and Josef Strauss and Carl Michael Ziehrer, among others, and will culminate with the long-awaited Radetzky March, of Johann Strauss Sr.

15.30 / Movistar Drama

‘La La Land’

USA, 2016 (130 minutes). Director: Damien Chazelle. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie De Witt.

Audacity was needed to recreate the old musical cinema in the middle of 2016. Damien Chazelle assumes not only the visual modes, but also the spirit of the classics, and transforms an almost basic story into a masterpiece thanks to the incisiveness of his camera. Almost in the manner of Borges’ Pierre Menard, a carbon copy never seemed so modern.

15.35 / Comedy Central

‘The great Spanish family’

Spain, 2013 (105 minutes). Director: Daniel Sanchez Arevalo. Performers: Quim Gutiérrez, Verónica Echegui, Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Álamo.

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo shows off his skill as a screenwriter in his fourth film and produces a fun play centered on a wedding that takes place on the day of the World Cup final in South Africa. The filmmaker knows how to draw credible and close characters, and moves the springs of comedy with elegant ease.

15.45 / DMAX

Landscapes of Europe from a bird’s eye view

The hexagonal rocks of the Giant's Causeway.  (National Geographic/Windfall Films)
The hexagonal rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. (National Geographic/Windfall Films)Windfall Films (National Geographic/Windfall File)

The main European monuments and landscapes are visited from a bird’s eye view in the documentary series Europe from the sky. An air trip supported by the latest drone technology, which can capture even the smallest detail of the cities they visit. A production that aims to portray the natural, the ancient and the modern to collect visual images and offer a perspective of the architectural jewels of the continent.

16.05 / Be Mad

‘The Valiant Prince’

Prince Valiant. United States, 1954 (96 minutes). Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget.

One of the great Fox classics, directed by an all-rounder like Henry Hathaway, who knows how to bring tons of adventurous spirit to a superb script in which Dudley Nichols adapts the cartoons created by Hal Foster. Good old-fashioned cinema, in which the directors were not looking for spectacular shows, but stories told with as much rigor as passion. To round off, a luxury cast.

16.15 / AMC


USA, 1976 (113 minutes). Director: John G. Avildsen. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talla Shire.

As the rest of the films in the series were degenerating, hardly anyone remembers that the first film about the Italian Colt was not bad at all. He even got three oscars (although above taxi driver Y All the president’s men which is an exaggeration). rocky It is based on some great dialogues, written by Stallone himself. It should be seen with nostalgia as an adolescent spectator.

18.05 / MCT

‘Suddenly last summer’

Suddenly, Last Summer. USA, 1959 (109 minutes). Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn.

In the fifties, the teacher Mankiewicz, in addition to filming several of his own scripts, adapted Shakespeare into Julius Caesar, to Graham Greene in the quiet american and Tennessee Williams in Suddenly last summer, a masterpiece as beautiful as it is distressing. A story moved by jealousy, sex and secret obsessions, centered on a possessive mother to the point of despair, a tormented neurosurgeon and an unbalanced young woman. All of them, characters in search of footholds that allow them to understand the reality that surrounds them. Mankiewicz corners them in a hard and brutal film, with an outcome as unexpected as it is bloody.

18.05 / THIRTEEN

‘The seven magnificents’

The Magnificent Seven. 1960 (125 minutes). Director: John Sturges. Cast: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson.

The narrative purity and virtuosity of the staging of this classic of Western cinema is still surprising. A story that starts from the archetypes to fill them with life, that accumulates incisive dialogues and that vibrates, vital and fierce, to capture the essence of the genre with astonishing naturalness.

19.40 / Movistar Classics

‘The invincible legion’

She wore a yellow ribbon. USA, 1949 (98 minutes). Director: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Joanne Dru.

the invincible legion It is the first western that John Ford shot in color and the second film in the so-called Cavalry Trilogy that completes Fort Apache Y Rio Grande. Ford traces an explosive itinerant narrative of overwhelming plastic beauty in which John Wayne, a veteran Cavalry captain on the verge of retirement, has to face a war with the Indians that he cannot avoid. the invincible legion it beats between the epic and the intimate and presents its characters, uprooted but always upright, under a halo of unappealable fatality. One of the most bitter, radical and innovative works of the master.

22.00 / Teleport

The 45th edition of the Dakar Rally arrives

From today until January 15, Teledeporte will broadcast a special daily program that will cover the most complete information on each stage of the Dakar Rally. It will feature the comments, among others, of the driver Nani Roma, double winner of the competition (2004 on motorcycles and 2014 on cars). 119 Spanish pilots will participate in the Dakar 2023, among them Carlos Sainz, Laia Sanz or Joan Barreda.

22.00 / The 2


Spain, 1998 (140 minutes). Director: Jose Luis Garcia. Performers: Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Rafael Alonso.

Garci casts a contemplative and austere gaze on Galdós’s novel. His narrative pulse draws from the classics of melodrama and in his images beats a taste for strict framing, for the accurate image. Fernán-Gómez, of course, delivers a masterful job

22.20 / Be Mad

‘The Yangtzu in flames’

Director of West Side Story It alternates drama, romance and adventures in China in 1926. Steve McQueen deploys his appeal in a story that presents an American ship delivered to the rescue of some missionaries. Spectacle and lyricism are combined in an intrepid film with an undeniable sense of adventure.

23.00 / WE ARE


Cuba-Spain, 1994 (102 minutes). Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. Performers: Jorge Perugorría, Mirta Ibarra, Carlos Cruz.

A social satire wrapped in a romantic comedy. Or a love story that walks alongside a political portrait. guantanamera unite both intentions. It is a film as funny as it is critical in which a truck and a funeral procession share a journey and adventures for a thrifty state plan to transfer the dead.

23.50 / Paramount Channel


John Carpenter’s Vampires. USA, 1999 (105 minutes). Director: John Carpenter. Cast: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin.

A group dedicated to exterminating vampires does their thing in this terrifying spectacle by John Carpenter, a filmmaker who can be blamed for many things, but not his love for the genre, nor his ability to create shocking sequences, shot with as much fury as daring.

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What to see today on TV? Sunday, January 1, 2023