Paolo Sorrentino

Co-Writer/Director, The Great Beauty
Nominated for: Best International Film

Born in Naples in 1970, PAOLO SORRENTINO is one of Italian cinema’s most distinctive and stylish filmmakers. In 1998, his short film Love Has No Boundaries established a relationship with Indigo Films, who have produced all of his films to date. In 2001, his first feature, the dramatic comedy One Man Up, won the Silver Ribbon for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival. This film also marked his first collaboration with favorite actor Toni Servillo. The Consequences of Love (2004), Sorrentino’s second film, premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and won five David di Donatello Awards, for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography. The film Il divo (2008), a portrait of the Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti, won the Jury Prize at Cannes and featured a stunning performance by Servillo. Following This Must Be the Place (2011), his first film to be shot in America, Sorrentino returned to his home country for the acclaimed The Great Beauty (2013).