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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023






Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples in 1970. One Man Up (L’uomo in più), his first
feature-length film, had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2001, and marked the
start of his collaboration with the actor Toni Servillo, with whom Sorrentino went on to make
several films.
All of his subsequent six features were selected for the Official Competition at
the Festival de Cannes: The Consequences of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore, 2004); The
Family Friend (L’amico di famiglia, 2006); Il divo (2008), which won the Jury Prize; This Must
Be the Place (2011), shot in the United States and featuring Sean Penn and Frances
McDormand; The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza, 2013), which won both the Academy
Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film; and Youth (La
giovinezza, 2015), which brought together celebrated actors Michael Caine, Paul Dano,
Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel, and Rachel Weisz. The film received three European Film
Awards and was nominated for an Oscar and two Golden Globes.
In 2016, The Young Pope, Sorrentino’s first television series, was nominated for a Golden
Globe and two Emmy Awards. Loro (2018), his eighth feature-length film, was selected for
the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2019, Sorrentino directed the television series The New Pope, starring Jude Law and
John Malkovich.
In 2021, The Hand of God (È stata la mano di Dio) was presented at the Venice Film Festival,
where it won the Grand Jury Prize. The film also received Academy Award and Golden
Globe nominations.


*The Hand of God (È stata
la mano di Dio; 2021)—Best Film, Best Director , Prix David
di Donatello Awards; Best Film, Grand Jury Prize , Venice Film

*Homemade (TV; 2020)

*The New Pope (TV; 2019–2020)

*Them (Loro, 2018)

*The Young Pope (TV; 2016)

*Youth (2015)—Best European Film, Best European
Director, , European Film Awards; Audience Award, Karlovy Vary
International Film Festival

*Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo, segment; 2014)

Le voci di dentro (TV; 2014)

*The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza, 2013)—
Best Film Not in the English Language, BAFTAs; Best Foreign
Feature, Prix Amanda Awards; Best Director, Prix
David di Donatello Awards; Best European Director,
Best European Film, European Film Awards ; Grand Prize ,
Black Nights
Film Festival

*This Must Be the Place (2011)—Prize of the
Ecumenical Jury, Festival
de Cannes; Best Screenplay, Prix
David di Donatello Awards

Napoli 24 (segment, documentary;

L’aquila 2009. Cinque registri tra le macerie
(segment, documentary; 2009)

*The Slow Game (short; 2009)

*Il divo (2008) —Prix du Jury Prize, Festival de
Cannes; Best Screenplay, Italian
Golden Globes

*The Family Friend (L’amico
di famiglia, 2006)

*The Consequences of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore, 2004)—
Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film, Prix
David di Donatello Awards; Best Screenplay, Italian Golden Globes

Giovani talenti italiani (segment, documentary 2004)

Sabato, domenica e lunedi (TV; 2004)

La primavera del 2002. L’Italia protesta, l’Italia si
(documentary; 2002)
The Long Night (short ; 2001)

*One Man Up (L’uomo in più,

*Love Has No Bounds
(short; 1998)

*Un paradiso (short ; 1994)


La squadra (TV; 2000)

* also screenwriter