BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
Il Divo

Il Divo

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Il divo
Frankrike / Italia/ 2008/ 1 t. 57 min.
LANGUAGE:
italiensk
CAST:
Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci, Carlo Buccirosso, Giorgio Colangeli, Alberto Cracco, Piera Degli Esposti, Lorenzo Gioielli, Paolo Graziosi, Gianfelice Imparato, Massimo Popolizio, Aldo Ralli, Giovanni Vettorazzo, Fanny Ardant, Enzo Rai
DIRECTOR:
Paolo Sorrentino
WRITER:
Paolo Sorrentino
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Luca Bigazzi
Giulio Andreotti was the Prime Minister of Italy seven times and ruled on and off over four decades

 

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

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.