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Date of birth
31 May 1970, Naples, Italy
Paolo Sorrentino (May 31, 1970, Naples, Italy
Selected filmography of
Paolo Sorrentino (born May 31, 1970) is
an Italian film director and screenwriter.
He was born in Naples.
Sorrentino’s first film as screenwriter, Polvere di Napoli, was released in
He began directing several short movies, like L’amore non ha
confini, in 1998, and La notte lunga, in 2001.
His debut with a long
feature is One Man Up (L’uomo in più), awarded with the Nastro D’Argento for the
best young director.
“I can’t stand anyone or
anything. Not even myself! Especially myself! Only one thing I tolerate. The
He achieved international recognition in
2004 for his stylish thriller, Consequences
of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore). The film, which explores the
mindset of a lonely businessman being used as a pawn by the Mafia, won many
awards and was nominated for the Palme D’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
Sorrentino’s next feature, The
Family Friend (L’amico di famiglia), was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May1 and the London Film Festival in October 2006.
It tells the
story of a malicious septuagenarian loan-shark who develops a fixation with the
beautiful daughter of one of his customers.
Sorrentino made his acting
debut with a cameo appearance in Nanni Moretti’s
film The Caiman (Il caimano), which was also shown at the 2006 London Film Festival.
Divo, is a dramatised biopic of Giulio Andreotti, the controversial Italian
The feature, which won the Prix du Jury at Cannes Film Festival, sees Sorrentino reunited with The
Consequences of Love star, Toni Servillo, who plays the part of Andreotti.
As of January 2009, Sorrentino is working on the screenplay for a film
version of Niccolò Ammaniti’s Ti prendo e ti porto via (Steal You
Variety reported in May 2009 that his new film, This
Must Be the Place, will mark the English-language feature debut of Italian
The plot of his latest work will centre around a middle-aged
wealthy rock star, played by two time academy award winner Sean Penn, who
becomes bored in his retirement and takes on the quest of finding his father’s
executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
film is based on a script co-written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello and
This Must Be the Place is currently being filmed in Dublin and is scheduled to
be released in 2011. --wikipedia
Youth | La Giovinezza (2015)
The Great Beauty | La grande bellezza (2013)
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Il divo (2008)
The Family Friend | L'amico di famiglia (2006)
The Consequences of Love | Le conseguenze dell'amore (2004)
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