Director, script writer ITALY

Paolo SORRENTINO

Paolo SORRENTINO

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Biography

Paolo Sorrentino, director and screenwriter, was born in Naples in 1970. Seven of his 8 films have been presented in Competition at the Festival de Cannes, where Il Divo won the Prix du Jury in 2008. In 2014, his film La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) won the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as a BAFTA and five EFA Awards. In 2016, La Giovinezza (Youth) gained an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song and two Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song. The film won three European Film Awards. In 2016, he made his first TV Series: The Young Pope. He has also published a novel “Hanno tutti ragione (Everybody’s Right)” in 2010, and two collections of short stories: “Tony Pagoda e i suoi amici” (2012), and “Gli aspetti irrilevanti” (2016).

Films presented at Cannes

YOUTH 2015 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA THE GREAT BEAUTY 2013 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
IL DIVO 2008 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
L'AMICO DI FAMIGLIA THE FAMILY FRIEND 2006 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
LE CONSEGUENZE DELL'AMORE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE 2004 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

IL DIVO
IL DIVO 2008 Jury Prize Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2017
President - Un Certain Regard - 2009
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Directors

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Director
Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director
KORE-EDA Hirokazu

KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Director
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Director
Michael DUDOK DE WIT

Michael DUDOK DE WIT

Director
Nagisa OSHIMA

Nagisa OSHIMA

Noémie LVOVSKY

Noémie LVOVSKY

Director
Vojtech JASNÝ

Vojtech JASNÝ

Director
Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

Director
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