Masaki Kobayashi's 1964 masterpiece, a quartet of Lafcadio Hearn tales of the supernatural, takes us into a strange and incredibly beautiful world where the lineinetween reality and fantasy blurs. Awesome and enthralling.
Sunday at 7 p.m. TNT
A Special Day
Ettore Scola's stunning 1977 film of strong contemporary implications is in the grand traditional style of solid construction and well-wrought characterizations carried off by authentic stars. It teams Sophia Loren as a weary, oppressed Roman housewife and mother of six and Marcello Mastroianni as a homosexual threatened with imminent deportation to a concentration camp. They meet during Hitler's triumphant procession through Rome on May 6, 1938.
Saturday at 10:40 p.m. KCET