Paolo Sorrentino Film Director

Paolo sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino (born May 31, 1970) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He was born in Naples. Sorrentino's first film as screenwriter, Polvere di Napoli, was released in 1998. He began directing several short movies, like L'amore non ha confini, in 1998, and La notte lunga, in 2001. His debut with a long feature is One Man Up (L'uomo in piĆ¹), awarded with the Nastro D'Argento for the best young director. He achieved international recognition in 2004 for his stylish thriller, The Consequences of Love (Le conseguenze dell'amore). The film, which explores the mindset of a lonely businessman being used as a pawn by the Mafia, won many awards and was nominated for the Palme D'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Sorrentino's next feature, The Family Friend (L'amico di famiglia), was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May and the London Film Festival in October 2006. It tells the story of a malicious septuagenarian loan-shark who develops a fixation with the beautiful daughter of one of his customers. Sorrentino made his acting debut with a cameo appearance in Nanni Moretti's film The Caiman (Il caimano), which was also shown at the 2006 London Film Festival.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 31st, 1970
Nationality
Italy

Family

Spouse
Children

Movie performances

1. The Caiman (2006)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
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Angelo Barbagallo
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Federica Pontremoli
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The Caiman is a 2006 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Nanni Moretti and starring Silvio Orlando and Margherita Buy. Focusing on Silvio Berlusconi's vicissitudes, it was released just before the beginning of the 2006 elections, in which Berlusconi lost. It was one of the most successful films of 2006 in Italy. It was entered into the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Awards

2006 David di Donatello for Best Actor
2006 David di Donatello for Best Music
2006 David di Donatello for Best Producer
2006 David di Donatello for Best Director
2006 David di Donatello for Best Film
2006 David di Donatello for Best Sound

Top cast

Jerzy Sturovsky
Aidra, Paola Bonomo
Marco Pulici, Silvio Berlusconi
Bruno Bonomo
Franco Caspio
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Filmmaking
Arnaldo Catinari
Lina Nerli Taviani
Italian
Italy, France

Movies directed

Average rating of directed movie by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama77.06
Comedy37.23
Short26.25
Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
The Great Beauty
Comedy,Drama
2013 13
Francesca Cima
Nicola Giuliano
Umberto Contarello
This Must Be the Place
Comedy,Drama
2011 5
Mario Spedaletti
Francesca Cima
Nicola Giuliano
Umberto Contarello
Slow Game
Short,Sport
2009
Maurizio Coppolecchia
Umberto Contarello
Il Divo
Biography,Drama
2008 9
Nicola Giuliano
Francesca Cima
The Family Friend
Drama
2006
Domenico Procacci
Francesca Cima
Nicola Giuliano
The Consequences of Love
Crime,Drama,Romance
2004 5
Nicola Giuliano
Francesca Cima
Domenico Procacci
Angelo Curti
One Man Up
Comedy,Drama
2001
Kermit Smith
Nicola Giuliano
Angelo Curti
Francesca Cima
Un Paradiso
Short,Drama
1994
Maurizio Fiume
Stefano Russo
Stefano Russo

Movies written

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama77.06
Comedy37.23
Short26.25
Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
The Great Beauty
Comedy,Drama
2013 13
Francesca Cima
Nicola Giuliano
Umberto Contarello
This Must Be the Place
Comedy,Drama
2011 5
Mario Spedaletti
Francesca Cima
Nicola Giuliano
Umberto Contarello
Slow Game
Short,Sport
2009
Maurizio Coppolecchia
Umberto Contarello
Il Divo
Biography,Drama
2008 9
Nicola Giuliano
Francesca Cima
The Family Friend
Drama
2006
Domenico Procacci
Francesca Cima
Nicola Giuliano
The Consequences of Love
Crime,Drama,Romance
2004 5
Nicola Giuliano
Francesca Cima
Domenico Procacci
Angelo Curti
One Man Up
Comedy,Drama
2001
Kermit Smith
Nicola Giuliano
Angelo Curti
Francesca Cima
Un Paradiso
Short,Drama
1994
Maurizio Fiume
Stefano Russo
Stefano Russo

Awards won

2014 David di Donatello for Best Director

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Great Beauty Comedy Film
Ente David di Donatello
Film director
Film

2014 BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Great Beauty Comedy Film
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Nicola Giuliano
Francesca Cima

2013 European Film Award for Best Director

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Great Beauty Comedy Film
European Film Academy

2013 European Film Award for Best Film

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Great Beauty Comedy Film
European Film Academy
Francesca Cima
Nicola Giuliano

2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Great Beauty Comedy Film
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2012 David di Donatello for Best Screenplay

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
This Must Be the Place Drama Film
Ente David di Donatello
Film
Screenwriting
Umberto Contarello

2008 Cannes Jury Prize

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Il Divo Political drama Film
Cannes Film Festival
Film

2005 David di Donatello for Best Film

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Consequences of Love Crime Fiction Film
Ente David di Donatello
Film

2005 David di Donatello for Best Screenplay

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Consequences of Love Crime Fiction Film
Ente David di Donatello
Film
Screenwriting

2005 David di Donatello for Best Director

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Consequences of Love Crime Fiction Film
Ente David di Donatello
Film director
Film

Wikipedia

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