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The disappearance of a little girl, Leila, and her stepfather Gregorio, is the mystery around which the story of the new Rai series “Sei Donne – Il misteri di Leila” develops, an IBC Movie production in collaboration with Rai Fiction, created by Ivan Cotroneo and Monica Rametta, directed by Vincenzo Marra, in three episodes of one hundred minutes, broadcast tomorrow in prime time on Rai 1. A psychological thriller in which the search for truth intersects with the stories of six women of today – Anna, Michela, Alessia, Viola, Aysha, Leila – each with her own experience, each with her own secrets, representative of a contemporary female universe, between determination and fragility, love and hate, constraints and freedom. A new chapter in the television writing of Ivan Cotroneo and Monica Rametta, who sign a compelling mystery plot to investigate the psychology of complex and multifaceted characters, with particular attention to the theme of female redemption, already experienced in acclaimed Rai series such as Un’altra vita , Sisters, While I was away. The direction is entrusted to Vincenzo Marra, an award-winning film director also appreciated abroad (Coming home, Rush hour, Balance) who signs his first television direction with an innovative and choral series that combines a cast of great names to an authorial productive and narrative approach. Protagonist Maya Sansa, in the role of the prosecutor of Taranto Anna Conti, esteemed and authoritative professional with an alcoholism problem, resurfaced after the end of her marriage, which makes her tough in interpersonal relationships, especially with the new inspector Emanuele (Alessio Vassallo) , just arrived at the Prosecutor’s Office. Finding similarities with her past in the disappearance of Leila (Silvia Pacente), Anna throws herself relentlessly into solving the case, initially underestimated by the Public Prosecutor’s Office as a simple voluntary removal, but over which lies, inconsistencies and unconvincing testimonies seem to hover. The other women in the series revolve around the “mystery of Leila”: Michela (Ivana Lotito), her maternal aunt, an orthopedic surgeon, Alessia (Denise Tantucci), the athletics coach, Aysha (Cristina Parku), Leila’s best friend and Viola (Isabella Ferrari), the neighbor. Nothing is taken for granted and predictable in this noir plot that unfolds, episode after episode, offering the viewer clues, confirmations, confessions, unexpected twists and role-playing games capable of leading him, without reassurances or rhetoric, to the truth. The cast is enriched by Maurizio Lastrico in the role of Gregorio, Leila’s stepfather, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio in the role of Roberto, Anna’s ex-husband, and Gianfelice Imparato, who plays the Chief Prosecutor Marcello Trifoni, very close to Anna, with her hard and protective at the same time. Made with the contribution of the Apulia Film Fund of the Apulia Film Commission Foundation, the series returns the photograph of an unedited and contemporary Taranto, to frame a choral story where the stories of the protagonists intertwine with a territorial fabric far from stereotypes.

The pungent and ironic face-to-faces of “Belve” are back in which Francesca Fagnani confronts, without discounts, with big names in entertainment, politics, customs and news. Tomorrow in prime time on Rai 2 in the second appointment, guests of the program will be Rocco Casalino, Carolina Crescentini and Massimo Giletti. “Belve” is a cycle of episodes dedicated to indomitable, ambitious, strong women (and men), not necessarily to be loved, but which one cannot help but listen to. “Belve” is a program by Francesca Fagnani produced by Rai-Direzione Entertainment Prime Time in collaboration with Fremantle Italia. The direction is by Duccio Forzano.

Protagonists of the New York underground scene in the seventies, the Ramones had a strong impact on rock music and iconography. Their name is forever associated with the legendary club “Cbgb’s” – where they made their debut – and where they stood out, from the first moment, for a certain gritty and irreverent attitude, revealing themselves as one of the band that inspired and paved the way for the generation punk. A band protagonist of “Rock Legends”, broadcast tomorrow at 10.50 pm in first vision on Rai 5.

On Rai3 ‘Dear Martian’ – On Rai Movie ‘Bombshell – The voice of the scandal’

The “fecazze”, or focaccia, is an institution for Bari. For those who have not had the good fortune to taste it, “Caro Marziano” – the Rai Cultura program filmed and hosted by Pif, broadcast tomorrow at 20.20 on Rai 3 – go and discover the best bakeries in the Apulian city, each with its own particularity, its history, its protagonists. The “fecazze”, from Bari, is not just any focaccia: with its unmistakable flavour, it has thrown into crisis anyone who has dared to challenge its gastronomic hegemony, even the fast food multinationals. “Dear Martian” is a collection of stories, faces and places in Italy today, short reports designed to be seen by a hypothetical alien visitor who lands on our planet on a still uncertain and distant date. Current stories and timeless stories, stories that have a national resonance and stories that, despite being born in an apparently marginal context, photograph the contemporary world. The direction is by Pierfrancesco Diliberto.

In 2016, the number one of Fox News, the American television giant of information, was fired by the group: Roger Ailes was accused of having committed sexual abuse against a series of the station’s presenters. In the aftermath of the Weinstein case, which in 2017 caused a huge media echo, Hollywood decides to deal with male abuse in the world of entertainment, and does so with a film that tells the story of Ailes and Fox: “Bombshell – The voice of the scandal” by Jay Roach broadcast tomorrow at 21.15 on Rai Movie. Three divas from three adjacent eras give the faces to the presenters who decided, amid torment and second thoughts, to denounce their boss: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie make up an excellent trio to populate the context from which it would later emerge the #metoo movement. In addition to being a detailed reconstruction of the story itself, the film openly aims to highlight the contradictions that afflict journalistic information polluted by the needs of entertainment and, as in the case of Fox, by the demands of the political world, in this case conservative , of which in the United States, Fox forms a staple. Oscar nomination for Theron and Robbie, the film won the statuette for best hair and make-up.

Thomas, a theater director, and Vanda, an actress, begin rehearsing for a play. To convince the director to be assigned the part, Vanda involves him in a game of forbidden passions. Who will prevail between the two? It is the film by Roman Polanski, based on the comedy of the same name by David Ives, “Venus in fur” broadcast tomorrow at 21.15 on Rai 5. In the cast Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric.

On Rai3 ‘How many stories’ – On Rai2 ‘Tg2 Italia’

The memory of a recent conflict that is not often mentioned in the new appointment with “How many stories”, the program produced by Rai Cultura and hosted by Giorgio Zanchini. A war that the world, and Europe in particular, has already forgotten in real time: this was the conflict which, between 1991 and 2001, involved various territories of the former Yugoslavia after Tito’s death. The journalist Giovanna Botteri, who followed the war documenting the siege of Sarajevo and the massacre of Srebrenica, accompanied by the writer Rosella Postorino, testify to “Quante Storie”, broadcast tomorrow at 12.45 on Rai 3, the scars left by the conflict on the skin of the former Yugoslavia, recounting the drama of the exiled children.

The ranking of the best cheeses in the world for 2023, drawn up by TasteAtlas, confirms the success of Made in Italy products. In fact, among the top ten, no less than eight cheeses are Italian. What is this result due to? What are the best cheeses? How much can you eat without health risks? Antonio Paolini, Gambero Rosso journalist, and Emma Balsimelli, nutritionist, will talk about it on “Tg2 Italia”, the current affairs column hosted by Marzia Roncacci, broadcast tomorrow at 10 on Rai 2.

The Fontainebleau forest is certainly one of the most famous in France. However, it still retains a good deal of wonders and mysteries. Simon Allix meets the inhabitants and enthusiasts of this forest, and discovers new aspects of a place where he grew up, believing he knows it perfectly, in the series “The man of the woods”, broadcast tomorrow at 2.00 pm on Rai 5.