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Italy

Synopsis

THE HAND OF GOD tells the story of a young man’s heartbreak and liberation in 1980s Naples, Italy. THE HAND OF GOD follows Fabietto Schisa, an awkward Italian teen whose life and vibrant, eccentric family are suddenly upended — first by the electrifying arrival of soccer legend Diego Maradona and then by a shocking accident from which Maradona inadvertently saves Fabietto, setting his future in motion. Director Paolo Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.

Director's Biography

Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples in 1970. His first full-length feature film, ONE MAN UP, dates back to 2001 and was selected for the Venice Film Festival. In 2004 he directed THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE and in 2006 THE FAMILY FRIEND, both in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2008, with IL DIVO, he returned to Cannes winning the Jury Prize, which was nominated at the European Film Awards for Script and Directing and won Toni Servillo the acting award. He returned in competition to the Cannes Festival in 2011 with THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and two years later with THE GREAT BEAUTY, which won the European Film Award for Film and Director, the Academy Award®, the Golden Globe and the BAFTA for best foreign language film. He was selected once again in competition at Cannes in 2016 with YOUTH which again won the European Film Award for Film and Director. In 2016, he created and directed the TV series THE YOUNG POPE. In 2018 he directed the movie LORO starring Toni Servillo and in 2019 Sorrentino directed the second series set in the world of modern papacy, THE NEW POPE.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2021 - THE HAND OF GOD
2018 - LORO
2015 - YOUTH
2013 - THE GREAT BEAUTY
2011 - THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
2008 - IL DIVO
2006 - L’AMICO DI FAMIGLIA
2004 - LE CONSEGUENZE DELL’AMORE
2001 - L’UOMO IN PIÙ
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino

Written by: Paolo Sorrentino

Produced by: Paolo Sorrentino, Lorenzo Mieli

Cinematography: Daria D'Antonio

Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli

Production Design: Carmine Guarino

Costume Design: Mariano Tufano

Make-Up & Hair: Marco Perna, Vincenzo Mastrantonio

Sound: Emanuele Cecere, Silvia Moraes, Mirko Perri

Casting: Massimo Appolloni, Annamaria Sambucco

Main Cast: Filippo Scotti (Fabietto Schisa)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Screenwriter 2021
  • European Director 2021
  • European Film 2021
  • Feature Film Selection 2021