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Opening Night
Da vedere perché è il più atteso film italiano dell'anno.

Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction, and who else to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino, the Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope, who returns to cinema in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician.

With Loro, Sorrentino gradually unpeels the complex personality and motivations of the billionaire former Prime Minister - played with unmistakable panache by Toni Servillo - during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci) fractures; all the while skillfully threading together stories of a wide variety of characters from multiple levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him...

Split into two parts for its Italian release, the Festival is proud to present the project in single epic form, within days of its premiere screenings at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Viewers sensitive to depictions of unfettered wealth, debauchery and sex: consider yourselves forewarned. Everyone else: strap in for a wild, unforgettable ride.

Opening Night Gala
Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Guglielmo Biraghi Award, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection Bvlgari Critics' Choice Award 2018
Australian Premiere
Paolo Sorrentino
Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Euridice Axen, Giovanni Esposito
Drama | Italy, France | 2018 | 150 min
Italian with English subtitles
A sharply written look at the politician and the people attracted to his power.
Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for the HBO series The Young Pope (2016), the Oscar-nominated Youth (2015) starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, his biopic on Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti Il Divo (2008), and The Great Beauty (2013), which was the 2014 winner of the Best Foreign Language Feature Academy Award.

Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.