What to watch today, Tuesday, August 15, 2023 on TV. The proposals may concern the first and second TV evenings: from films to entertainment programs, from Italian and foreign series to current talk shows, from music to documentaries.
Leopard (21.25, Paradise 1)
Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a great box office success for one of the most famous films in the history of Italian cinema, based on the literary masterpiece of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary, Rai 1 is broadcasting Luchino Visconti’s film in a version recently restored by the Cineteca di Bologna. The story begins in May 1860, and in parallel with the landing of Prince Garibaldi in Sicily, the Prince of Salina, Don Fabrizio Corbera, witnesses the collapse of the Bourbon aristocracy and the emergence of the Kingdom of Italy. The cast is exceptional: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Lucilla Morlacchi, Romolo Valli, Mario Girotti, Pierre Clementi, Serge Reggiani, Maurizio Merli, Giuliano Gemma.
Women’s volleyball: Italy-Romania (21.20, Paradise 3)
The European Women’s Volleyball Championship 2023 kicks off today. The defending champions of Italy challenge Romania, in the magnificent setting of the Verona Arena, will begin the defense of the title won two years ago by challenging Romania in the first match valid for groups A. . The event will run until September 3rd in various European cities and will feature 24 teams from the old continent. Italy are positioning themselves at the gate as one of the main contenders for the title.
East New York (9:20 pm, network 4)
The third encounter in a series that tells the stories of NYPD officers and detectives in Brooklyn. In an episode called “Reparations”, a life-sentenced prisoner manages to escape and now wants to meet with Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, who is responsible for his capture. A child goes missing in Street Court. To find him, Heywood suggests Yenko use her hook as a witness.
Horse Whisperer (21.20, Channel 5)
Robert Redford directs and stars in the classic river film based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Evans. A tragic accident turns the life of Grace, a fourteen-year-old horse lover, upside down. While traveling on her beloved Pilgrim, she is involved in an accident that leaves her to lose her leg and plunge into a spiral of sadness. The horse, wounded and injured, seems doomed to a cruel end. But Annie, Grace’s mother, does not give up and goes in search of the “whisperer”, the only one who can save the animal and restore hope to her daughter. The cast of the film also includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill and a very young Scarlett Johansson.
Remember (21.15, Paradise 5)
Atom Egoyan, a former director of films such as Sweet Tomorrow and Felicia’s Journey, directs Christopher Plummer and Bruno Ganz in a thriller about the horrors of history. Zev and Max are two old friends who survived the Holocaust, but today time and disease are eating them up. Zev suffers from Alzheimer’s and Max is wheelchair bound. Before they die, they decide to carry out the last mission: to find and kill the Nazi commander who exterminated their families. Zev sets out on his own, following Max’s directions, and goes on the trail of his enemy. But the journey is fraught with huge surprises.