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Paolo SORRENTINO

Director
Country: ITALY
Illustration
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Biography

Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples in 1970. In 2001, his first feature, the dramatic comedy L’Uomo in più (One Man Up) was invited to Venice. It was widely honored in Italy and overseas. It also marked the beginning of his collaboration with longtime favorite actor Toni Servillo. In 2004, Paolo Sorrentino made his second film Le conseguenze dell’amore (The Consequences of Love), which premiered in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. It was a great success and won numerous prizes including five David di Donatello (for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Cinematography). Two years later, he returned to the Croisette with L’amico di famiglia (Friend of the Family). It was with his fourth film Il Divo, the portrait of the Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, that Sorrentino won the Prix du Jury at last year’s Festival de Cannes and has been nominated for 16 David di Donatello.

Films presented in Cannes

  • 2015 - YOUTH - In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
  • 2013 - LA GRANDE BELLEZZA - In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
  • 2011 - THIS MUST BE THE PLACE - In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
  • 2008 - IL DIVO - In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
  • 2006 - L'AMICO DI FAMIGLIA - In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
  • 2004 - LE CONSEGUENZE DELL'AMORE - In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

  • 2008 - Jury Prize - IL DIVO - In Competition – Feature Films
  • 2008 - Vulcain Prize for an artist technician, awarded by the C.S.T. - IL DIVO - In Competition – Feature Films

Member of the Jury

  • 2009 - Un Certain Regard - President