Sorrentino says 'The Hand of God' helped him cope with tragedy

Dec 01, 2021 282

Renowned Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's latest movie "The Hand of God" made its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 2, 2021. The movie not only won the Grand Jury Prize but was also chosen as Italy's contender for the best international feature film at the upcoming Oscars.

Sorrentino said that it was practical for him to make the movie, which is his personal coming-of-age tale set in 1980s Naples, as it helped him deal with his trauma. Sorrentino, known for "The Great Beauty" and "The Young Pope," retells how as a 17-year-old he went to a soccer game on the night his parents were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.

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