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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

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director
André TÉCHINÉ

André TÉCHINÉ

Director
Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

Director
Bertrand TAVERNIER

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Jean-Luc GODARD

Jean-Luc GODARD

Director
Julia KUPERBERG

Julia KUPERBERG

Director
L.Rezan YESILBAS

L.Rezan YESILBAS

Director
Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Director
Sofia COPPOLA

Sofia COPPOLA

Director
Youssef CHAHINE

Youssef CHAHINE

Director
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