Paolo Sorrentino

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Amanda review – comic crises in the life of an entitled twentysomething
Venice film festival: A wealthy young woman, friendless and lost after studying abroad, sets about recovering an old friendship she thinks she once had

Peter Bradshaw

05, Sep, 2022 @7:00 PM

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What links Scarlett Johansson to the football fan with the flare up his bum?
Take a trip down the rabbit hole, passing a porcupine punk rocker, Diego Maradona and a Booker winner

Larry Ryan

22, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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How Maradona inspired Paolo Sorrentino’s film about Naples, Hand of God – and inadvertently saved his life
The Italian director’s new, semi-autobiographical film reveals a charming and rarely seen side of his home city

Sophia Seymour

13, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Hand of God review – Paolo Sorrentino relives his teens in a film of two halves
After a scattershot opening, Sorrentino’s drama about growing up in 1980s Naples blossoms into a drama of real depth

Wendy Ide

05, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Paolo Sorrentino: ‘Let’s say that almost everything is true’
In his new, semi-autobiographical film The Hand of God, the Italian auteur reflects on a tragedy that still haunts him

Steve Rose

03, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Hand of God review – Paolo Sorrentino tells his own Maradona story
The Italian film-maker may owe his life to the footballer, as this vivid, autobiographical Neapolitan drama reveals

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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From Milked to Night Raiders: Ten films to see at the New Zealand film festival
Films from 51 countries, including new offerings from Jane Campion and Paolo Sorrentino, are on the programme

Luke Buckmaster

05, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Venice film festival 2021 roundup – a formidably good year on the Lido
Big name directors at their best feature alongside daring visionaries from the farther realms of art cinema – but to whom will Bong Joon-ho’s jury award the Golden Lion?

Jonathan Romney

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Hand of God review – Paolo Sorrentino exposes his childhood trauma
Going back to Naples and the disaster that changed his life, The Great Beauty director evokes his adolescence with bawdy vigour

Xan Brooks

02, Sep, 2021 @5:15 PM

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Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana biopic to screen at Venice film festival
Spencer, telling the story of Diana and Charles’s bitter divorce, will battle for the Golden Lion alongside the latest by Pedro Almodóvar

Andrew Pulver

26, Jul, 2021 @1:42 PM

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Films shot on smartphones herald new age for cinema, say directors
London’s first international festival for movies made on mobiles will celebrate innovation, diversity and access

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

09, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The week in TV: Homemade; Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge; The Sinner and more
Netflix’s shorts by directors in lockdown was a mostly lucky dip while Storyville exposed the horrors of gay persecution in Chechnya

Barbara Ellen

05, Jul, 2020 @8:30 AM

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