Paolo Sorrentino


Italy, France 2018
In Italian with English subtitles
150 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Cast: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak
Production: Carlotta Calori, Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano, Viola Prestieri / Indigo Film, Pathé, France 2 Cinéma
Print Source: The Festival Agency

In Cannes film festival, Paolo Sorrentino said he wanted to “make a film about Italians … Berlusconi is the archetype of ‘Italianness’ and through him I can tell the Italians’ story.” For the second time in his career, Paolo Sorrentino satirizes the tumult of Italian politics through the experiences of an infamous politician. While his hypnotic Il Divo dramatized the downfall of long-serving former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, Loro's hyperkinetic inspiration is the controversial tycoon/ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi, a man who in real life is still running for office.

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