‘The Hand Of God’ Star Fillipo Scotti, Producer Lorenzo Mieli & DoP Daria D’Antonio On Paolo Sorrentino’s Most Personal Film – Contenders International

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‘The Hand Of God’ Star Fillipo Scotti, Producer Lorenzo Mieli & DoP Daria D’Antonio On Paolo Sorrentino’s Most Personal Film – Contenders International
Paolo Sorrentino returns to the Oscar fray eight years after he bagged the International Feature prize for The Great Beauty. His latest film, The Hand of God, has been one of the buzz films of the fall festivals, taking home the Venice Grand Jury Prize and also playing at Telluride and London.

Sorrentino’s most personal work to date touches on his own tumultuous childhood growing up in 1980s Naples, where his world was upended first by the electrifying arrival of soccer legend Diego Maradona, and then by a shocking accident.

As he tells us during the film’s panel at Deadline’s Contenders Film: International awards-season event, newcomer Fillipo Scotti had to go through a lengthy process to get the lead role, but throughout the production was keen to create a certain distance from Sorrentino’s own experience of the character:

“I tried to catch as much as I
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