'The Great Beauty' Director Paolo Sorrentino Gets Munich Retrospective

Sorrentino's latest, a portait of today's Rome, premiered in competition in Cannes.
Sorrentino's latest, a portait of today's Rome, premiered in competition in Cannes.
 

COLOGNE, Germany -- Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, whose latest, The Great Beauty, was a critical smash in its Cannes competition debut, will receive a retrospective of his life's work at next month's Munich International Film Festival.

FILM REVIEW: The Great Beauty

The Munich festival, which runs from June 28 to July 6, will present This Must Be The Place in its German premiere and will screen a wide range of Sorrentino's early work, including the Oscar-nominated Il Divo (2008), Sean Penn/Frances McDormand-starrer This Must Be The Place (2011) and the director's first two features: One Man Up (2001) and The Consequences of Love (2004). The retrospective will also include a selection of Sorrentino's early short films.

The director will attend the festival and take part in a public Q&A about his life and work.

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