Tag Archives: Paolo Sorrentino

Cinema group offers insights into Sorrentino film

Cinema Made in Italy is celebrating Italy’s official submission for the International Feature Film Award at the 94th Academy Awards in a variety of ways. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, “The Hand of God” is a coming-of-age tale loosely based on Sorrentino’s life. To watch a video of Isabella Rosellini interviewing Paolo Sorrentino and the film’s star, Filippo Scotti, click here. To access an e-book that highlight the themes and  imagery of the film, click here. To download “The Hand of God” Neapolitan recipe booklet by Daniela D’Antonio Sorrentino, click here.    

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Sorrentino sets sights on small screen

    Just before his new film “Youth” premiered at Cannes, Paolo Sorrentino announced that he will be heading to the small screen next along with Jude Law for a show called “The Young Pope.” The eight-part drama will follow the life of Lenny Belardo, an Italian American who becomes pontiff. The official statement describes him as “a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor. He is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications …

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