CULTURE

Sunday 8/7

FILM: Shine David Helfgott, a gifted pianist driven to the edge by his oppressive father and over-demanding teachers, must slowly put his life back together after suffering a nervous breakdown. Award-winning biography drama directed by Scott Hicks, starring Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Justin Braine. (NET-23.00) FILM: The Rock When a group of renegade soldiers lays siege to Alcatraz and threaten to unleash a toxic gas attack against San Francisco, a chemist and an ex-con are the only ones who can stop them. Action adventure thriller starring Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris and David Morse. (Mega-21.00) FILM: Backdraft Two Chicago firefighter brothers have to put their considerable differences behind them and join forces against a dangerous arsonist. Action thriller starring Kurt Russell, Robert De Niro and William Baldwin. (Star-22.45) FILM: Beloved The arrival of a strange young woman, who appears to have the spirit of a child, has a catalytic effect on the lives of two freed slaves at the end of the American Civil War. Drama directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton. (ET3-0.30)