"The story - 'a luminous fable', as Rai Fiction director Maria Pia Ammirati defines it - that tells of the arrival of television in the house of a Matera family: the protagonist is a child, Giovanni Limite, in the role of Pinuccio.Television is the 'deus ex machina of the story, the instrument that allows the members of the Rondinone family to find each other". The story tells the delicate transition from what has been called the peasant civilisation to the industrialisation of the Matera area, showing its evolution through the power of the deepest affections that animate the typical Lucanian family. "A delicate and poetic tale that, exploiting the aggregating force of television of the time, exalts the value of human relationships" (Eliseo's press note).
La luce nella masseria - directed by Riccardo Donna and Tiziana Aristarco - is produced by Luca Barbareschi for Eliseo Entertainment, in collaboration with Rai Fiction and the support of Lucana Film Commission .
This is the third show filmed in Materia, after the drama Sorelle and detective series Imma Tataranni - Sostituto procuratore(which was the most viewed fiction in 2023).