Calm, ambiguous, inscrutable, Andreotti is synonym of power in Italy for over four decades. At the beginning of the nineties, without arrogance or humility, immobile, and reassuring, he advances relentlessly towards his seventh mandate as Prime Minister. His contentment is dry and impalpable. His contentment is power, with which he lives in symbiosis. A power which he likes, always immovable and immutable. Everything - election battles, terrorist massacres, infamous accusations - slides over him through the years without leaving trace.
Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples in 1973. His first film as a screenwriter, POLVERE DI NAPOLI, was released in 1998. He began directing shorts, like L'AMORE NON HA CONFINI in 1998, and LA NOTTE LUNGA in 2001. His debut with a long feature is ONE MAN UP (2001), awarded with the Nastro D'Argento for the best young director. Then followed CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE (2004) and A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY (2006), which BIFF presented the same year.