A journey into the galaxy of Giorgio Strehler that accompanies the viewer along a formidable career, through a mine of voices and unpublished testimonies from the Rai archives. Thanks to these extraordinary contributions, Giorgio Strehler’s parable is projected clear and full of suggestions, essential for understanding man and his cultural legacy, all intertwined with performances, interventions and reflections on art and theater. Filmed on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the director’s birth, the documentary Strehler, how is the night? will be broadcast in preview on Monday 6 December at 7.30 pm, at the Anteo cinema in Milan, presented by the director Alessandro Turci, and by Claudio Longhi, director of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan and will then be proposed by Rai Documentari next December 28 on Rai 3.
From the foundation of the Piccolo Teatro to the revelation of Bertolt Brecht, from the “Arlecchino” al “So Fan All”, from the quarrel with the conductor Von Karajan to the latest Mozart directories, the film returns a Strehler emblem of the Theater, thanks to the RAI archive of unrepeatable narrative strength and the participation of Ornella Vanoni, Franca Cella, Franca Squarciapino, Andrea Jonasson , Giulia Lazzarini, Pamela Villoresi, Vittoria Crespi Morbio, Franca Tissi, Rosanna Purchia, Ezio Frigerio, Giancarlo Dettori, Stefano Rolando, Maurizio Porro, and Claudio Magris.
The many testimonies reveal the director’s parable: childhood memories, the impact on the world of theater, the psychology of man, the most famous productions, the great battles of the Piccolo, the partnership with Paolo Grassi and with some actors and actresses, Strehler’s fundamental relationship with his set designers, the private Strehler and the incredible symbiosis between art and life.
“Strehler, how is the night? Chiara. ”, Are the jokes that close“ The Life of Galileo ‘by Bertolt Brecht, one of the most loved shows by the Piccolo’s audience. And this is perhaps the question we would like to ask Giorgio Strehler, a light that guides us not only in the history of theater but in that of Italian culture.
Free admission upon reservation at the Anteo link.