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Director
Paolo Sorrentino

Filmography
1998 L’amore non ha confini (short)
2001 La notte lunga (short)
2001 L’uomo in più/One Man Up
2004 Le consequenze dell’amore/The Consequences of Love
2005 Sabato, domenica e lunedì (TV)
2006 L’amico di famiglia/The Family Friend
2008 Il Divo
2009 La partita lenta/The Slow Game (short)
2009 L’assegnazione delle tende (short - segment)
2010 La principessa di Napoli (short - segment)
2011 This Must Be the Place

Biography
He was born in Naples in 1970. His first full-length feature, One Man Up, was selected at the 2001 Venice Film Festival, achieved three nominations for the David di Donatello Awards (the Italian Academy Awards) and won the Nastro d’Argento (the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Awards) for Best First Time Director. In 2004, he directed The Consequences of Love, selected in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and acclaimed by both Italian and international critics. The film won many important Italian awards, including five David di Donatello awards: for Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor and Cinematography. Three years later, his third film, The Family Friend, was also selected in Competition at Cannes. In 2008, another collaboration with Toni Servillo, Il Divo, became his third film to be selected in Competition at Cannes, winning the Jury Prize. The film was nominated for Best Make-Up at the Academy Awards and won seven David di Donatello, five Ciak d’Oro and five Nastri d’Argento awards. In 2010, he published his first novel, Hanno tutti ragione, which was warmly received by both critics and public and was short-listed for the Premio Strega, the most prestigious Italian literature award. This Must Be The Place, Sorrentino’s first English language feature, marks his fourth film in Competition at Cannes.

Paolo Sorrentino

The Family Friend / Paolo Sorrentino

Geremia de Geremei is a seventy-year-old loan shark, extremely ugly, rich, filthy, stingy, cynical and ironic. He has a morbid and obsessive relationship with money. Everything contributes in making him into a sick being: his mother, father, money, women, life! That is why he feels so alone. But in reality he is not. We are all with him...


Director:Paolo Sorrentino
Script:Paolo Sorrentino
Cinematography:Luca Bigazzi
Editing:Giogiò Franchini
Sound:Daghi Rondanini, Emanuele Cecere
Music:Teho Teardo
Art Direction:Lino Fiorito
Costumes:Ortensia De Francesco
With:Giacomo Rizzo (Geremia De Geremei), Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Gino), Laura Chiatti (Rosalba De Luca), Gigi Angelillo (Saverio), Clara Bindi (Geremia’s mother), Marco Giallini (Attanasio), Lorenzo Gioielli (Montanaro), Alina Nedelea (Belana), Roberta Fiorentini (Saverio’s wife), Geremia Longobardo (Giacomo), Fabio Grossi (Saverio’s brother-in-law)
World Sales:wild Bunch, France T. +33 1 5301 5020 F. +33 1 5301 5049 cbaraton@wildbunch.eu www.wildbunch.biz
Distribution in Greece:Spentzos Films Irini Papadaki T. +30 210 3839 463 F. +30 210 3821 438 spentzos@otenet.gr
Producer:Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano, Domenico Procacci
Production:Indigo Film, Italy T. +39 06 7725 0255 F. +39 06 7707 9042 info@indigofilm.it www.indigofilm.it & Fandango, Italy
Production Country:Italy-France
Co-production:Babe Films, France & Studio Canal, France
Format:35mm Color
Duration:110'
Production Year:2006
Best Cinematography, Best Live Sound - Ciak d’Oro Awards
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Friday, November 04, 2011 - 23:00 | ID:047
OLYMPION:Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 13:00 | ID:212
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