A Portrait of Italy Today Based on an American Thriller

Dec 17, 2014 833

At the last Academy Awards, the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino walked away with the Oscar for best foreign-language film, for "The Great Beauty," a scathing portrait of greed and bad taste in Berlusconi-era Rome.

This year his friend Paolo Virzi is competing for Italy with "Human Capital," a scathing portrait of greed and indifference to culture in Berlusconi-era Milan.

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Source: http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com

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