Paolo Sorrentino in official competition

Paolo Sorrentino in official competition
Paolo Sorrentino in official competition

News: Parthenope by Paolo Sorrentino is presented in official competition at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

Summary : The life of Parthenope, from her birth in the 1950s to the present day. A feminine epic devoid of heroism but in love with freedom, Naples, and love. The true, unspeakable or short-lived loves that condemn you to pain but make you start again. The perfect summer in Capri for a carefree youth despite a hopeless horizon. Around Parthenope, the Neapolitans. Scrutinized, loved, disillusioned and full of life, who we follow in their melancholic drifts, tragic ironies and moments of discouragement. Life can be very long, memorable or ordinary. The passage of time offers the entire repertoire of feelings. And there, in the background, near and far, this indefinable city, Naples, which bewitches, enchants, screams, laughs and can hurt us.

Scenario : Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello

Distributer : Pathé

Main actors : Celeste Dalla Porta, Stefania Sandrelli, Gary Oldman, Silvio Orlando, Luisa Ranieri, Peppe Lanzetta, Isabella Ferrari

Paolo Sorrentino in Cannes

2004 : The consequences of loveOfficial competition

2006: Family friendOfficial competition

2008: Il DivoJury Prize, Artist-Technician Prize awarded by the CST

2011: This Must Be the PlaceOfficial competition

2013: The great beautyOfficial competition

2015 : YouthOfficial competition


Paolo Sorrentino began directing in 1994 and released his first feature film in 2001, The extra man. His films, baroque and giving a primordial place to visual and sonic exuberance, are often corrosive in their denunciation of the failings of Italian society and political power. One of the peaks of his filmography is thus Silvio and the others (2017), Berlusconi’s stripping biopic. His art is more refined with The great beauty (2013), critical and worrying vision of his country, or God’s hand (2021), more or less autobiographical. Sorrentino often collaborates with actor Toni Servillo, and has sometimes used international casting, directing Sean Penn, Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Fanny Ardant. Since 2010, the director has also been a writer, having published a novel (They are all right) and two collections of short stories. In 2016, he launched into the television series with The Young Pope. Parthenopepresented at Cannes this year, is his seventh feature film in official competition.



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