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Date:

10/16/2021


film > THE HAND OF GOD (È stata la mano di Dio)

THE HAND OF GOD (È stata la mano di Dio)

Oscar®-winning (The Great Beauty) Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino returns to Mill Valley Film Festival with his most personal movie to date, about an awkward young man (Filippo Scotti) growing up in ’80s Naples, for whom life isn’t easy: There’s trouble brewing between his parents, his favorite aunt may be suffering from mental illness, he has the teenage hormonal-free-fall blues, and his post-school future is a giant question mark. When news spreads that Argentine soccer godhead Diego Maradona will soon be playing for Napoli, our hero and his equally football-obsessed dad (Sorrentino regular Toni Servillo) consider it an equivalent of the second coming. Then tragedy, and a legendary film director arriving in their quaint coastal city for a shoot, changes everything. Filmed in Sorrentino’s hometown, this cinematic roman à clef brims with humor, tenderness, beauty, and the modern-day auteur’s own signature brand of Fellinesque surrealism. It’s an absolute masterpiece. –David Fear

MVFF's Spotlight program features an onstage conversation with Paolo Sorrentino, moderated by Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco director Annamaria Di Giorgio, as well as a screening of The Hand of God, and the presentation of the MVFF Award.

Presented by MVFF, in association with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

TICKETS
IN-THEATER
Saturday, Oct 16, 2:00pm, Smith Rafael Film Center (Spotlight program)
$20 Member | $25 General

COUNTRY: ITALY
YEAR: 2021
RUNNING TIME: 130 min
LANGUAGE: Italian with English subtitles
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Paolo Sorrentino
PRODUCERS: Lorenzo Mieli, Paolo Sorrentino
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Daria D’Antonio

PAOLO SORRENTINO

sorrentino handofgod dir 214x300Paolo Sorrentino shot to international acclaim with The Great Beauty (2013), his sixth feature, which won foreign-language feature awards at the Oscars® and BAFTAs. His other films include One Man Up (2001), his debut; The Consequences of Love (2004); Il Divo (2008), winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival; This Must Be the Place (2011), winner of Cannes’ Prize of the Ecumenical Jury; Youth (MVFF 2015); and Loro (2018). He also wrote and directed the TV miniseries The Young Pope (2016) and The New Pope (2019-2020).

 

 

 

 

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Information

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: At 2:00 pm

Organized by : MVFF

In collaboration with : IIC San Francisco

Entrance : With fee


Location:

Smith Rafael Film Center

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