Cheyenne is a former rock star. At 50 he still dresses “Goth” and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn’t on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America. –Cannes Film Festival
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
I think Sorrentino would not have pulled this one off without the involvement of Sean Penn who yet again diversifies his repertoire and like a chameleon he just blends in. Yes it is slow and long, but there is also a fine soundtrack and plenty of food of thought weaved into the storyline.
Aspettando "La Grande Bellezza" me lo sono ri-gustato.Un delizioso racconto di formazione,in cui un'adolescente fuori tempo massimo,un adulto senza eredi e senza prospettive ricomincia a immaginarsi un suo posto nel mondo.Sorrentino si conferma un meraviglioso espressionista,che ama ricreare il mondo attraverso gli strumenti che il cinema gli offre.Forma e contenuti dosati in modo divino,con un'America mozzafiato.4*
it's an expertly crafted film, specifically the cinematography, which alone makes it worthwhile. Penn's performance is admirable but it doesn't quite work, at least not consistently. the film starts off strongly but doesn't quite keep up with itself despite assured direction from Sorrentino, who is definitely one to watch.
Sorrentino is one of the finest Italian filmmakers today. "This must be the place" ought to be evaluated by its original script and the contribution of cinematographer Bagazzi. The two weave magic. Analyze the script, and the performance of Penn falls into place. You realize the importance of the "mask." My full review is at http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.in/2013/04/143-italian-filmmaker-paolo-sorrentinos.html
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This was always going to be a mess. An Italian arthouse darling directing. An American road movie. Egomaniac Sean Penn playing emomaniac Robert Smith. Talking Heads. And Nazi hunting. The question… read review