Whether he films the mysteries of power (Il divo, about Giulio Andreotti) or what remains of the Roman dolce vita (The Great Beauty), Paolo Sorrentino always does it in his own baroque, swirling, spectacular way. He is one of the most important Italian filmmakers of the moment and offers us a premiere of his latest work, a winner in Venice, a resolutely autobiographical film about his Neapolitan youth, The Hand of God.
Meet Paolo Sorrentino
Comédie Odéon Sun 10 3:15pm
The Consequences of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore, 2004, 1h40)
A man has been living in a hotel in Switzerland for several years. He regularly transfers money for the mafia... A spellbinding work with a fierce sense of humour, starring Toni Servillo, the director's favourite actor.
Comœdia Mon 11 11:15am | Cinéma Opéra Wed 13 2:30pm | Lumière Bellecour Fri 15 8:30pm
Il divo (2008, 1h50)
Giulio Andreotti has been in power for four decades and is heading towards his 7th term as President of the Council. The Mafia declares war on him... Based on real events, Paolo Sorrentino paints a masterful portrait of Italian politics, earning him the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2008.
Lumière Institute Mon 11 5pm | Lumière Bellecour Wed 13 8:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri 15 7pm
This Must Be the Place (2011, 2h)
A former rock star decides to pursue his father's obsessions after his death. He then embarks on a journey across America... A funny and singular road movie with an unrecognizable Sean Penn, full of melancholy.
Lumière Terreaux Mon 11 7pm | UGC Confluence Thu 14 5:30pm
The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza, 2013, 2h22)
In Rome, an aging dandy hides his consternation behind a cynical and disillusioned attitude, viewing the world with bitter lucidity... A remarkable work, with Rome starring as its main character, earning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014.
Lumière Terreaux Sun 10 7pm | UGC Confluence Mon 11 8pm | Villa Lumière Sun 17 10:15am
The Hand of God (È stata la mano di Dio, 2021, 2h09)
Naples, 1980s. The life of a teenager, filled with joys and tragedies that will turn his world upside down... Sorrentino returns to his native city to make his most personal film, blending fate and family, sports and cinema, love and lost illusions.
Pathé Bellecour Sun 10 4:45pm
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