9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Loro (2019 Feature Film)

Paolo Sorrentino | Italy, France | 2018 | color | DCP | 151′ | Italian | e.s.

Extremely stylish, slightly absurdist drama about Silvio Berlusconi’s waning power. The exceptionally wealthy Italian politician discovers newcomers eroding his power base after a lifetime of scandal and political machinations. How long will the always-smiling Berlusconi be able to retain his slick mask?

Even now he is a pensioner, Silvio Berlusconi still loves all the good things in life: beautiful women, a decadent lifestyle and power. But after decades of politicking and surviving many scandals, his triumphant rise seems over. In this stylish, slightly absurdist drama, Toni Servillo – who has often been cast by Paolo Sorrentino – plays Berlusconi, precisely at the point in time, after many victories, that he starts losing his grip on the people around him. His wife has had it with his philandering, his once fiercely loyal allies are slowly abandoning him and ambitious men and women are sensing their opportunity to oust ‘Il Cavaliere’ from his throne. All this takes place during a summer bacchanal at Berlusconi’s villa.

As only Sorrentino can, sumptuous pool parties, replete with beautiful women and sculpted young men, alternate with painful scenes in which the controversial protagonist is confronted with his transience.

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 12 April 2019

Time: 21:30

Duration: 1:55

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 13 April 2019

Time: 16:30

Duration: 1:55

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 14 April 2019

Time: 20:30

Duration: 1:55

Year in
Festival

2019

Director

Paolo Sorrentino

Camera

Luca Bigazzi

Cast

Toni Servillo
Elena Sofia Ricci
Riccardo Scamarcio

Country

Italy
France

Editor

Cristiano Travaglioli

Language

Italian

Length

151′

Music

Lele Marchitelli

Producer

Carlotta Calori
Francesca Cima
Nicola Giuliano
Viola Prestieri

Production Design

Stefania Cella

Sales

Pathé Films

Year of Production

2018

Paolo SORRENTINO (1970, Italië) is schrijver en veelbekroond regisseur. Met Le conseguenze dell’amore (2004) won hij vijf David de Donatello’s. Il divo (2008) won in Cannes de Prix du Jury en zijn succesvolle drama La grande bellezza (2013) werd bekroond met de Oscar voor Beste Buitenlandse Film.
 

 

Filmography

(selection) Un paradiso (1994, short, co-dir), L’amore non ha confini (1998, short), La notte lunga (2001, short), L’uomo in più /One Man Up (2001), La primavera del 2002. L’Italia protesta, l’Italia si ferma (2002, doc, co-dir), Giovani talenti italiani (2004, doc, segment: Quando le cose vanno male), Le conseguenze dell’amore/The Consequences of Love (2004), Sabato, domenica e lunedì (2004, TV), L’amico di famiglia/The Family Friend (2006), Il divo (2008), La partita lenta/The Slow Game (2009, short), L’Aquila 2009. Cinque registi tra le macerie (2009, segment: L’assegnazione delle tende), Napoli 24 (2010, segment: La principessa di Napoli), This Must Be the Place (2011), Allo specchio (2011, short), La grande bellezza/The Great Beauty (2013), Rio, eu te amo/ Rio, I Love You (segment: La Fortuna) (2014), Youth (2015), The Young Pope (2016, TV series), Killer in Red (2017, short), Loro (2018)