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Paolo Sorrentino Poster

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 31 May 1970Naples, Campania, Italy

Mini Bio (1)

Paolo Sorrentino was born on May 31, 1970 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The Great Beauty (2013), This Must Be the Place (2011) and Il divo (2008). He is married to Daniela D'Antonio. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Daniela D'Antonio (? - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Frequently casts Toni Servillo
Frequently works with cinematographer Luca Bigazzi
Oblique storytelling with partially obscure plots.

Trivia (7)

Member of the jury at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2008.
President of the jury in the section "Un certain regard" at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
Lost both his parents in a domestic accident at the age of 17.
Tribute at the Thessaloniki Film Festival in 2011.
President of the jury at the Turin Film Festival in 2012.
Tribute at the Munich International Film Festival in 2013.
Two children, Anna and Carlo.

Personal Quotes (6)

I don't use Twitter. I'm a serious person.
(On the journeys in The Great Beauty) In the film apparently there is no destination. People are floating over life. Apparently, they are always still in the same place. They're destined to go nowhere. However, the protagonist, without even realizing it, is moving toward a very precise destination. It is an appointment with the highest moment of his youth, his adolescence and of his purity. So the destination is specifically indeed those cliffs where he ends up meeting the young girl. The love of his life when he was a young man.
(On the constant motion in daily life) It's the fragmentary nature of the movement in today's life that makes it difficult to move in tune with the past. It's the neurotic component of the fragmentary nature of today's movement that makes it difficult to get in touch with the feelings that characterized the past, or other experiences.
(On Jep's, of The Great Beauty, failures in life) It's very much a film about the time flowing and with the flowing of time, the time that we end up wasting in our lives. That's why it becomes burdensome and we are all dealing with the aspect of death. But through this fatigue, this weight of our life on all of us, we somehow give dignity to the life that we are living.
(On Rome) There's one thing that I like about Rome that was stated by Napoleon: that from sublime to pathetic is only one step away. And in Rome there's a constant shifting between sublime and pathetic.
(On sentimental journeys) What I find compelling is the moment in which people realize, with suffering and pain, that in the past there was a time when they were happy, because back then the present and the future coincided-they were one and the same thing. Whereas, at an adult age, the future is the future and the present is the present and they do not coincide. So they feel a subtle, deep-rooted, and unconscious suffering connected to this adult age.

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