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Paolo Sorrentino

1.  Il Divo / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy-France
2.  Love Has No Bounds / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
3.  One Man Up / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
4.  Princess Uzza / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
5.  The Consequences of Love / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
6.  The Family Friend / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy-France
7.  The Long Night / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
8.  The Slow Game / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy
9.  This Must Be the Place / Paolo Sorrentino, Italy-France-Ireland

Paolo Sorrentino is a daring filmmaker. And not only because his cinematic world is fearless in its relation to truth (and its representation), distinctive and allusive at the same time, assiduous and austere, stylized and multidimensional. Paolo Sorrentino impresses with his daring, because he can and does read between the lines. And though his remarkable camera work, his studied frames and his brilliantly synchronized musical choices may immediately capture our attention, it is his obsession with the detail of human gestures that is imprinted in our memory.
Just as the pawnbroker in The Family Friend uses to his advantage the information he discovers in Reader’s Digest, so does Sorrentino make use of a treasure trove of information provided by daily life, with which he enhances his cinematic expressivity. He gladly allows the influence of his mentors – Antonioni, Bertolucci, Kubrick and Scorsese – to show through his work, but his affiliation lies with the Coen brothers and his faith in a cinema that takes place in and addresses the present. Paolo Sorrentino redefines the cinematic experience because he does not merely observe human behavior, but deeply comprehends its changes and oscillations. That is what makes his cinema so alluring – and so necessary.

Dimitri Eipides

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