ROME, JANUARY 26 – The brilliant friends Lia and Lenù land on Rai1 immediately after Sanremo. The third season of L’amica geniale will be broadcast from Sunday 6 February for a total of four first event evenings. We thus arrived at The Story of those who flee and those who remain, the third book of Elena Ferrante’s quadrilogy. The director this time is Daniele Luchetti, who succeeds Saverio Costanzo who remained as screenwriter together with Francesco Piccolo, Elena Ferrante herself and Laura Paolucci. The third season was shot between Naples and Florence, as well as on the famous seaside promenade of Viareggio but also in Turin. Unchanged the two main actresses, the friends – on stage and in life – Gaia Girace (Lila) and Margherita Mazzucco (Elena) pick up where they left off. Despite their young age they have become adult women: Lenù begins to become a writer, gets married becomes a mother, but is full of uncertainties, while Lila has separated from her partner with whom she had a son and lives working in harsh conditions in the factory. The relationship between the protagonists will reserve several twists. The symbol of a new, very harsh female reality that faces the great open sea of the seventies, a scenario of hopes and uncertainties, of tensions and challenges hitherto unthinkable. During the presentation to the press, the director of Rai Fiction Maria Pia Ammirati underlined: “Luchetti brings great Italian cinema to a TV series. You will see a duality of the feminine, but also a direction full of color. The two protagonists grew up within the series, reaching a complex maturity. In Ferrante’s works we start from the particular and then deal with much larger themes. And this is the greatest gift we can give to the general public ”. Luchetti underlines: “I used a process similar to that of the cinema of the 70s. With many live and external shots. I had to explain the period to the young actors and motivate them because they didn’t know it ”. (HANDLE).