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With five films presented in competition to his name, including Il Divo which landed the 2008 Jury Prize, Paolo Sorrentino is no Cannes novice. For this 68th Festival, following on from La Grande Bellezza two years ago, the Italian film-maker has again set his sights on the Palme d’or with a feature film that achieved  [ Read More ]

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The Italian director Paolo Sorrentino and the entire team from his film, The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza), presented in Competition, answered questions from the press. Selected highlights. Paolo Sorrentino on the origins of his film: I’ve known Rome for quite some time. I first went there to work then moved there. I’ve been able  [ Read More ]

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Paolo Sorrentino, director and writer, one of Italy’s most stimulating contemporary filmmakers, will be the President of the International Feature Competition Jury at the 30th Torino Film Festival. Kean Loach is the director who will be awarded with the Gran Premio Torino of the 30th edition.  Loach will be in Torino along with the screenwriter  [ Read More ]

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“Playing the Building” by David Byrne is a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things  [ Read More ]

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Some extracts from Cannes 2011 Festival winners’ speeches Maryna Vroda (Short Film Palme d’or for Cross): “When I got to Cannes, I couldn´t sleep. Then I made a decision. Whatever happens, I said to myself, award or no award, I´m going to carry on making films.” Wannes Destoop (Short Film Jury Prize for Badpakje 46):  [ Read More ]

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Sean Penn: “Paolo has magic hands when filming.” The Italian director Paolo Sorrentino came to present This Must Be The Place, his latest film selected In Competition, accompanied by the actor Sean Penn, who plays Cheyenne, the film’s principal character. Selected extracts. Sean Penn on the beginnings of this collaboration with Paolo Sorrentino: “We met at  [ Read More ]

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"This must be the place" - by Paolo Sorrentino, featuring Sean Penn

The Festival’s Business Street and its “cases”: Sorrentino, The American and The Tourist   Paolo Sorrentino’s new film, This Must Be the Place featuring Sean Penn, is one of the production “cases” which will be examined during the workshop organized by Anica in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Ice, within the section of  [ Read More ]

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