It was announced today, on his birthday, the start of filming for a documentary film dedicated to Mr. G, which will be broadcast in the autumn in prime time on Rai Documentari.
January 1, 2023 was the twentieth anniversary of the death of a great figure of Italian culture and entertainment, George Gabriel. And just today, on his birthday, the day Gaber would have turned 84, the announcement of the start of filming of a documentary film dedicated to him arrives.
Promoted by Gabriel Foundation and co-produced by Atomic Production e RAI Documentariesthe documentary film is written and directed by Riccardo Milanialways a great admirer of the figure and work of Giorgio Gaber, as well as the recent author of a documentary that convinced and moved audiences and critics, In our sky a rumble of thunderdedicated to Riv’s Teeth.
The first clapperboard of the documentary on Gaber will take place next Monday in Milan, in the home of Giorgio and Ombretta, and marks the first film initiative undertaken in close collaboration with the heirs and the most important for the Foundation in the twentieth anniversary of the death of Mr. G.
“We believed in this project right from the start which, thanks to the talent of a great director like Riccardo Milani, perfectly combines our desire as a publisher to highlight the great excellences of our culture and artistic history with a modern and captivating language” he has declared Fabrizio Zappi, director of Rai Documentaries.
The Gaber Foundation, which with the beginning of the new year has kicked off the activities designed for this special anniversary, wanted to announce the new project precisely on the occasion of the artist’s birthday who died prematurely on 1 January 2003, as the maximum expression of desire to place the new film, his work and his story at the center of attention and his own business.
“Riccardo is the person who better than anyone else can tell about Mr. G. He knows him, respects him, has seen him several times at the theater and we think he is undoubtedly the person who, better than anyone else, can outline his character as man and artist” – declared Paolo Dal Bon and Dalia Gaber, respectively President and Vice President of the Foundation – “We thank Rai Documentari for having wanted this project which will be enriched with the great Rai repertoire, starting with the stupendous images of the song theater which Gaber himself wanted to create on stage what is now called Giorgio Gaber Opera House”.
The docufilm dedicated to Mr. G, shot between Milan and Versilia, will be broadcast in the autumn in prime time on Rai Documentari.