The first episode of “Cavalli di Battaglia” is back on Rai 1. The show, staged by the prestigious Teatro Verdi in Montecatini Terme, which in 2017 sanctioned the return to television of Gigi Proietti in 2017. A show that saw him perform in his own “battle horses”, confronting with unpublished repertoires linked to the contemporary, duet with many friends and colleagues from the world of television, cinema and music. In tomorrow’s episode at 21.25 the guests are Claudio Baglioni, Alessandro Siani, Corrado Guzzanti, Claudia Gerini, Teo Teocoli, Marco Marzocca, Stefano Sarcinelli as well as the Oscar winner Nicola Piovani. The “Cavalli di Battaglia” Theater Company made up of Carlotta and Susanna Proietti, Marco Simeoli and Claudio Pallottini, together with the ballet company and the orchestra directed by Maestro Mario Vicari, complete the cast. Cavalli di Battaglia is a program by and with Gigi Proietti created in collaboration with “Tre Tredici Trentatre Srl”, written with Federico Andreotti, Matteo Catalano, Stefano Disegni, Stefano Sarcinelli, Loredana Scaramella and Federico Andreotti. The scenes are by Marco Calzavara, the lights by Fabio Brera, Rai Project Manager Cristiano D’Agostini, the theatrical direction is by Gigi Proietti.
The first rock star of world literature, known for her excesses in life and her literary genius. There are many clichés attributed to the writer Ernest Hemingway. To frame the most intense moments of her career and her life, there are places like Cuba, Pamplona, the United States itself and black Africa. Among these great places, however, there are also some places in Veneto: from the most famous and touristic Venice and Cortina, to the small sites where the Great War of ’15 -’18 passed. The docufilm “My Name is Ernest”, broadcast tomorrow at 7.15 pm on Rai 5, reconstructs the two periods that Hemingway spent in Veneto. The first is that of 1918, during the world war, when the writer arrived in Schio in uniform as an American volunteer of the Red Cross. The experience of the war and in particular that of the front will lay the foundations for the drafting of “Farewell to arms”, one of the greatest masterpieces of the writer entirely inspired by his experience, first in Schio and then in Fossalta di Piave. The second period refers, instead, to 1948 when Hemingway, now famous, returns to Veneto to savor this time the beautiful Venetian life, of the valleys of Caorle and the mountains of Cortina, and to cultivate his passion for hunting and fishing. Also in this case the experience in Veneto will inspire another work, “Beyond the river, among the trees” from which emerges a more tired Hemingway who begins to take stock of his life. The film features actors such as Anita Kravos (interpreter of the film “La Grande Bellezza”, awarded at the 2014 Oscars), Giorgio Careccia, Stefano Scandaletti, Maximiliano Hernando Bruno, Eleonora Bolla. Directed by Emilio Briguglio.
On June 15, 1920, in Trastevere, in the heart of Rome, the Italian par excellence was born: Alberto Sordi. Since his debut in the theater and on the radio, the actor, director, voice actor, author, has brought the common man to the fore, with his many vices and his few virtues, captured in his prosaic authenticity. “Passato e Presente” is dedicated to Alberto Sordi, the Italian, and will be broadcast tomorrow at 1.15pm on Rai 3 and at 8.30pm on Rai Storia. In the studio, with Paolo Mieli, professor Barbara Bracco. In his very long film career, which counts almost two hundred films, Alberto Sordi has given life to characters who have told the story of Italy after the Second World War, struggling with reconstruction and then with the economic miracle, up to the crisis of the 1970s. Even today, his contribution to the construction of the Italian mask remains indelible in the collective memory.
Rai Storia, ‘The worlds of yesterday’ – Rai2, La Leggerissima Estate in the late evening
In the 1960s and 1970s, the world appears divided between the capitalist West and the Communist East. The advent of the mass consumer society and the critique of the traditional values of Western societies constitute the framework within which more and more intellectuals and artists move in search of new references and new inspirations, outside the usual spaces of reference. . India, or at least the idea of India that the Western imaginary had built over the centuries, represented, in those years, the landing place for many spirits thirsting for the absolute and for new answers. In this context, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Notes for a film on India” (1967) was born. At “The worlds of yesterday”, broadcast tomorrow at 21.10 on Rai Storia, Edoardo Camurri talks about it with the writer Dacia Maraini, one of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s closest friends, and with Professor Raffaele Torella, Indologist and emeritus teacher of Language and Sanskrit literature at the La Sapienza University of Rome. It is a documentary that collects investigative reportages and visual suggestions for a film that will never be shot. The themes are those dear to Pasolini’s gaze and sensitivity: the spirituality and hunger of a developing country, with its contradictory thrusts towards industrialization and progress and an ancient heart of evolving traditions.
Leggerissima Estate returns tomorrow at 11.45 pm on Rai 2, after the success of the last edition and will do so with a team led by the presenter Savino Zaba, who will lead the evening and will be the great master of ceremonies for the guests. Among the names there are from Gigi Finizio to Valeria Marini, Paolo Vallesi, the Neacò, Gary Low, Il Giardino dei Semplici and many others, with the “catchphrases” and everything that is summer in an atmosphere of joy, which will be fueled by the incursions of the comic duo Pablo and Pedro. An evening of joy and lightheartedness to celebrate the summer, his songs (of yesterday and today), with the darlings of the public, between memories, emotions, moments of lightness and ballet. It will be like entrusting music to the magical role of a “time machine”, to make the viewer travel from one era to another.
December 1944. A German U-boat commander makes an unprecedented journey to attack an Allied expedition off the coast of Australia. On Christmas morning, the crew of a merchant ship reacts and manages to neutralize a torpedo destined for the ship, but the U-boat turns to deliver another blow: can they hold out until help arrives? This is the story at the center of “Inferno nei mari”, broadcast tomorrow at 10.10pm on Rai Storia.
Rai5, U2 Live In London – Rai5, Next Stop America
The pioneers of stadium rock perform at the celebrated Abbey Road studios in a more intimate guise. An unprecedented performance, broadcast tomorrow at 11.00 pm on Rai 5, in which U2, accompanied by an orchestra and a choir, reach a new intensity. In the lineup the songs “Beautiful Day”, “Lights of Home”, “With Or Without You”, “Stuck In A Moment”, “Get Out Of Your Own Way” and “One”. The performance is accompanied by a surprising and exciting interview.
Following a special Canadian edition of Appleton’s Railway Guide from the late nineteenth century, Michael Portillo continues his train journey across eastern Canada in the latest episode of the series “Next Stop America”, broadcast tomorrow at 8.15pm on Rai5. Heading to Toronto, he visits the Thousand Islands, Fort Henry and the Royal Military Academy of Canada to learn about the stories of great Canadian entertainment, sports and industry figures. Before leaving the country, he allows himself an adventure on the CN Tower to admire the panorama of Toronto.
The creative genius of Marcel Duchamp, his extraordinary legacy and how his revolutionary work, his legendary change of perspective, has forever marked the path and evolution of modern and contemporary art. These are the themes at the center of “Duchamp’s Intuition”, the documentary written and directed by Guido Talarico, editor and journalist expert in contemporary art, broadcast tomorrow at 9.15pm on Rai 5. Produced by FAD srl and Lilium Distribution, and produced in collaboration with Rai Cultura, “Duchamp’s Intuition”, starting from the turning point of the French master, offers a systematic and original story about the best Italian artistic youth and the fantastic but little-known world that lies behind it. The direction is in fact built on an investigation through images that passes through the discovery of magnificent places such as the Quirinale, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the French Academy at Villa Medici and the artists’ ateliers. A narrative that links the change of perspective that made Duchamp the forerunner par excellence to the new generations of contemporary artists. A real journey into talent through the testimony of four artists such as Elena Bellantoni, Corinna Gosmaro, Eugenio Tibaldi and Gian Maria Tosatti, accompanied by the voices of two internationally renowned curators such as Renata Cristina Mazzantini, curator of Quirinale Contemporaneo, and Sam Stourdzé, Director of the French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici that integrate history by explaining the evolution of art also in the relationship with large public institutions. An original story, full of spectacular images and capable of giving life to a narrative that well represents the diversity of styles, genres, environments and contaminations. The evening of Art night continues with “Mammamare”, a documentary by Francesca Marra, Giovanni Benedetto Matteucci, written with Lucrezia Mariotti, produced by RUFA as part of the Audiovisual Documentation Techniques Course held by Professor Christian Angeli. A comparison between the young students and another young man, Pietro Ruffo, one of the most appreciated Italian artists of recent years, from which a sincere and emotional story emerges, which crosses life and art, where one reveals itself to be influenced by the other. Francesca del Drago, Pietro Ruffo’s mother, accompanies him on this journey and through a remote dialogue she transports us to the stories of the past. Just like a castaway, Pietro goes on a journey in search of his path, until he then recounts the creation of one of his most recent works: “Migrante”, exhibited in Rome in the Parco dei Daini of Villa Borghese.