SKY / NOW REPORTS | 22 – 28 JANUARY 2023

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Monday 23 January at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Uno and in streaming on NOW, also available on demand
The beloved yellow-hued comedies of I delitti del BarLume, the Sky Original production co-produced with Palomar, celebrate their tenth anniversary and are back exclusively on Sky Cinema with three new stories, freely inspired by the world of the series “I delitti del BarLume” by Marco Malvaldi. The direction of Roan Johnson is confirmed, this year flanked by Milena Cocozza, as well as the historical characters played by: Filippo Timi, Lucia Mascino, Enrica Guidi, the “old men” Alessandro Benvenuti, Marcello Marziali, Atos Davini, Massimo Paganelli, Enrica Guidi, and with Corrado Guzzanti and Stefano Fresi. What is the last word for a hyper-attentive/paranoid new father like Beppe Battaglia? Someone kill his pediatrician… At 21.45 also on Sky Cinema Comedy

From 25 January exclusively on Sky Atlantic and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
The strength and tenacity of a woman, Marina Litvinenko, who has made herself the banner of hope and truth, in a miniseries with a very strong emotional impact that tells the tragic end of the former Russian dissident, as well as from the point of view of Alexander Litvinenko’s widow the ten years of ordeal that the woman had to go through to obtain justice. David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Inside Man”) stars as a former Russian intelligence agent poisoned with radioactive polonium tea, while Russian-American actress Margarita Levieva (“The Deuce,” “Revenge”) plays his wife, Marina Litvinenko. In 4 episodes that will air in prime time on January 25 and then on February 1 on Sky Atlantic (and which will obviously also be available for streaming on NOW and on demand), the series tells the true story of the former security services officer federal and KGB officers whose death from polonium-210 poisoning in November 2006 triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of British and international policing. The miniseries was assisted as consultants by former agents who handled the case, Clive Timmons and Brent Hyatt, the lawyer Ben Emerson and the family of Litvinenko. Produced by ITV Studios, Tiger Aspect Productions and Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) in association with Livedrop Media, the series is directed by Jim Field Smith (“Criminal – UK”, “Stag”, “The wrong man”). The executive producers of the series are Patrick Spence for ITV Studios (“A spy among friends”, “Ralph & Katie”), Josephine Zapata Genetay for NENT Group, Lucy Bedford for Tiger Aspect Productions (“Three Little Birds”, “Viewpoint”, “ The Good Karma Hospital”), George Kay, Jim Field Smith and David Tennant. Richard Kerbaj is co-producer for Livedrop Media (“Hunting the KGB Killers”, “Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist”). Produced by Chris May.

Friday 27 January at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Collection and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
Israeli director and screenwriter Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) retraces the sad story of Anne Frank with an animated film, presented out of competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. In Amsterdam, in the museum dedicated to Anne Frank, a storm breaks the display case in which kept the famous diary of the little girl. Kitty materializes from its pages, the imaginary friend with whom Anna conversed in that almost epistolary text. From that moment Kitty will go in search of Anna, of which she ignores her fate, helped by petty thief Peter.

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Sunday 22 January at 21.15 on Sky Arte and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
While not counting a particularly prolific filmography, Jim Jarmusch is considered one of the most important filmmakers of American cinema. An eclectic director, in his feature films he has always chosen not to rely on large loans but on the ability of his actors to use the body and on the skilful use of music. In the early evening we review one of his most famous works, Only Lovers Survive in simulcast with Sky Cinema. The programming will continue with Coffee and Cigarettes in which we also find Roberto Benigni, and Stranger than Paradise, to then conclude with Taxisti di notte and Dead Man.


From Monday 23 January on Sky Cinema Collection and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
On the occasion of the annual commemoration of the victims of the Shoah, which occurs on 27 January, from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 January Sky Cinema Collection offers a commemorative programming with over 15 films, including the first releases HARRY HAFT: STORY OF A SURVIVOR and ANNA FRANK AND THE SECRET DIARY, which recounted the persecution and genocide of the Jews and the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis during the Second World War. Other titles include: the film set in Nazi-occupied Paris GOODBYE, SIGNOR HAFFMANN with Daniel Auteuil in the role of a Jewish jeweler who, in order to hide, gets help from one of his employees; the film about the Nazi occupation of Austria THE CHESS KING, based on a novel by Stefan Zweig; SCHINDLER’S LIST, Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece awarded with 7 Oscars®, including Best Film and Best Director, which tells the true story of the German industrialist Oscar Schindler, played by Liam Neeson, who put his life and career at risk to save thousands of Jews from a tragic fate; THE CHILD IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, a film based on the best-seller by John Boyne which tells the moving story of friendship between Bruno, son of a Nazi hierarch, and Shmuel, a Jewish prisoner of a concentration camp; the film based on Joseph Joffo’s novel A BAG OF MARBLES, the exciting story of two Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied France; the moving THE KEY OF SARA with Kristin Scott-Thomas in the role of a journalist, assigned to write a report on the roundup of Jews in Paris in 1942; and THE EICHMANN SHOW – THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY, which traces one of the most important television events of the last century: the trial, which took place in 1961, against the Nazi hierarch Adolf Eichmann showing the world, for the first time, the shocking testimonies about the Holocaust .

Monday 23 January at 21.15 on Sky Nature and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
After spending a good part of his life diving with sharks from all over the world, Steve Backshall takes us on a discovery of his ”neighbors”. Indeed, the seas around the British Isles are home to over thirty species of shark, every bit as fascinating and mysterious as their global counterparts. The journey begins in the remote Scottish Hebrides, where Steve discovers why whale sharks congregate here in the summer and where a critically endangered stingray lays its huge eggs. He will then meet some of the scientists and conservationists working to protect endangered species and will have the opportunity to film the extremely rare angelfish in West Wales waters. He will later learn that some North Atlantic sharks can glow in the dark and, in Cornwall, he will dive with his favorite shark, the blue shark. The conservation of these animals is threatened by the same dangers – fishing, climate change, pollution and habitat loss – that face sharks in other parts of the world and there is an urgent need for us all to act to protect them.


Wednesday 25 January at 21.15 on Sky Cinema Collection and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Sleepers) directs Ben Foster in the emotional true story of a Polish Jew. Vicky Krieps, Peter Sarsgaard, John Leguizamo and Danny DeVito also star. Former professional boxer Harry Haft traces his life, especially when he was imprisoned in Auschwitz during World War II and forced to fight with his fellow prisoners to entertain the Nazis.


Friday 27 January at 21.15 on Sky Arte and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
In 1940, in a small town near Paris, internationally renowned harpsichordist Wanda Landoswska was completely robbed of her property by the Nazis. Among the scores and musical instruments that the soldiers took away from her was also the piano with which Chopin composed her Preludes. In fact, Hitler had instructed a commando to appropriate paintings, sculptures, books and many other works of art, first confiscating them from Jewish families and then from museums throughout occupied Europe. The aim was to create a museum dedicated to him, but the project was never completed and many assets disappeared. What happened to Chopin’s piano and all the treasures that the Nazis stole between 1940 and 1944?

Friday 27 January at 19.45 on Sky Documentaries and streaming on NOW, also available on demand
This touching documentary tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of Boris Pahor, a Slovenian writer born in cosmopolitan and tolerant Trieste in 1913. After the First World War, when the city became part of Italy and Mussolini came to power, the fascists burned the Slovenian cultural centre, closed schools and banned the speaking of Slovenian in public. During World War II, Boris fought with the Italian army until its surrender in 1943. When he returned to Trieste, shortly before the Nazis took control of the city, he joined the Slovenian resistance, but was betrayed and handed over to the Gestapo and sent to concentration camps. Pahor’s harrowing descriptions are illustrated with impressive drawings by fellow prisoners, creating a unique documentation of conditions in the Nazi death camps. His testimony, along with the details of a shocking field report by British intelligence officer Captain Yurka Galitzine, and the chilling testimony of SS commander Josef Kramer, known as the Beast of Belsen, combine to tell a story raw but really lived.

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