Paolo Sorrentino (born May 31, 1970) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He was born in Naples.Sorrentino’s first film as screenwriter, Polvere di Napoli, was released in 1998. He began directing several short movies, like L’amore non ha confini, in 1998, and La notte lunga, in 2001. His debut with a long feature is One Man Up (L’uomo in più), awarded with the Nastro D’Argento for the best young director.
He achieved international recognition in 2004 for his stylish thriller, The Consequences of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore). The film, which explores the mindset of a lonely businessman being used as a pawn by the Mafia, won many awards and was nominated for the Palme D’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Sorrentino’s next feature, The Family Friend (L’amico di famiglia), was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May1 and the London Film Festival in October 2006. It tells the story of a malicious septuagenarian loan-shark who develops a fixation with the beautiful… read more