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‘Hand of God’ Helmer Paolo Sorrentino Among Honorees Set for LA-Italia Awards

This Sunday night, several Italian filmmakers who will spend the following Sunday at the Oscars as nominees — among them The Hand of God writer/director Paolo Sorrentino, Luca director Enrico Casarosa and Cyrano costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini — will be feted at the opening ceremony of the 17th Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival. After a year off […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Paolo Sorrentino (‘The Hand of God’)

Paolo Sorrentino, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is, in the words of The New York Times, “one of Italy’s leading contemporary directors,” and, as The Guardian put it, “arguably the leader of a new-ish wave of exciting Italian directors.” The recipient of five David di Donatello awards and six […]

Oscars: Italy Picks Paolo Sorrentino’s Netflix Drama ‘Hand of God’ for International Feature Category

Italy has picked Paolo Sorrentino’s autobiographical drama The Hand of God to represent the country at the 2022 Oscars in the best international film category. Produced by Fremantle’s Italian subsidiary The Apartment for Netflix, Sorrentino’s film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the runner-up grand jury prize and lead Filippo Scotti took the […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: Paolo Sorrentino Could Put Italy Back in the Oscar Hunt with ‘The Hand of God’

No country in the world has birthed more winners of the best international feature Oscar — formerly the best foreign language film Oscar — than Italy, with 14. However, all but one of those wins happened many years ago. Indeed, in the 21st century, Italy’s only win in the category came eight years ago, with […]

Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Hand of God’ (‘È stata la mano di Dio’): Film Review

The Oscar-winning Italian director pens a love letter to his native Naples, looking back poignantly at the formative experiences of his youth in the 1980s.

Zurich Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Paolo Sorrentino With Career Award

The Zurich International Film Festival (ZFF) will honor Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino with its Tribute to…Award, which celebrates auteur filmmakers for their contribution to film history. Sorrentino will receive the award in person in Zurich on Sept. 29 before the screening of his latest feature, The Hand of God. The autobiographical coming-of-age story is set […]

‘The New Pope’: TV Review

In 'The New Pope,' Paolo Sorrentino returns to HBO and the Vatican with Jude Law's young pope... and John Malkovich's other pope.

Jude Law on Wearing a “Napkin” in ‘The New Pope,’ Paolo Sorrentino on Gender Equality in Nudity

At the Venice Film Festival, 'The New Pope' director Paolo Sorrentino, Jude Law and John Malkovich discuss the Sky and HBO follow-up to 'The Young Pope,' with Law describing his skimpiest costume in the series as little more than a "napkin" and Sorrentino promising gender equality in nudity.

‘The New Pope’ Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi to Get Venice Festival Award

Italian cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, best known for his work with Paolo Sorrentino on 'Il Divo,' 'Youth' and 'The Great Beauty,' as well as HBO's 'The Young Pope' and 'The New Pope' series, will receive this year's Campari Passion Award at the Venice International Film Festival.

‘The New Pope’: First Look at Jude Law and John Malkovich in HBO’s Papal Drama

HBO released a first look image of 'The New Pope,' the follow-up to 'The Young Pope,' which stars Jude Law and John Malkovich.

‘Loro’ (‘Them’): Film Review | TIFF 2018

In 'Loro' ('Them'), director Paolo Sorrentino ('The Great Beauty', 'The Young Pope') turns his sights on Silvio Berlusconi, portrayed with lights and shadows by Toni Servillo.

Toronto: Sundance Selects Nabs Paolo Sorrentino’s Berlusconi Film ‘Loro’

The new movie about Italy's former prime minister and his sex scandals will debut at TIFF, ahead of a 2019 theatrical release.