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Paolo Sorrentino

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Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino’s feature film directing debut came in 2001 with One Man Up, winner of the Nastro D’Argento for best young director. He achieved international recognition in 2004 for his stylish thriller, The Consequences of Love, nominated for the Palme D’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Sorrentino’s most recent film is Il Divo (Prix du Jury at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival). This Must Be the Place, the story of a wealthy middle-aged rock star, will mark Sorrentino’s English-language feature debut and stars two-time academy award winner Sean Penn. It will be released in 2011. Everybody’s Right, nominated for Italy’s most prestigious literary award, The Strega, is Sorrentino’s first novel.

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  • Once the sick man of Europe, Italy's woes have been overlooked of late by all but the nation's liberal literati   As shorthand for rampant political scandal, the phrase "bunga bunga" has achieved all the resonance of "Profumo". London even has a nightclub...
    — Sep 25 2012
  • Nice and Sleazy In his day job, Paolo Sorrentino makes the sort of finely-tooled films arthouse cinema-goers appreciate and festival directors love to screen. Consequences Of Love (2004) turned on a businessman with Mafia connections living a lonely, mysterious life...
    — Aug 5 2012
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    — May 9 2012
  • Everbody's Right by Paolo Sorrentino Had the filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino been born a few decades earlier, he'd have enjoyed widespread Stateside buzz. His 2008 Cannes prizewinner, Il Divo, would've been an art-house smash, and this year he would've done still better, with...
    — Nov 11 2011
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    — Sep 4 2011

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