CULTURE

Saturday 27/3

FILM: Cocoon Three senior citizens discover new vim and vigor when they swim at a nearby, unguarded pool, but the energy they feel does not come from the exercise but magical forces emitted by alien cocoons. Science-fiction adventure directed by Ron Howard, starring Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cornin, Brian Dennehy and Jessica Tandy. (Antenna-0.25) FILM: Joe Versus the Volcano In a last effort to add some meaning to his rather empty life, a dying man offers to become the sacrifice to the volcano god of a faraway island and on the way there, sees there’s a lot more to living than working. Romantic drama with Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Lloyd Bridges. (Star-22.30) FILM: Stranger than Paradise A self-styled New York hipster and his young Hungarian cousin set out for Cleveland to visit an old aunt and then head for Florida. On the way, they lose all their money and then unwittingly gain a fortune, only to end up at square one again. Comedy drama directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring John Lurie, Eszter Balint and Richard Edson. (ET-1-24.00) FILM: White Nights An expatriate Russian dancer is forced to land in Soviet territory and has to place his trust in the hands of an American, also a dancer, and his Russian wife if he wants to return the West. Political drama starring Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page and Isabella Rossellini. (Mega-1.30)