Італійський режисер Паоло Соррентіно став головою журі Інтернет-фестивалю французького кіно MyFrenchFilmFestival.
After the Danish Nicolas Winding Refn and the Argentine Pablo Trapero, it is now Italian Paolo Sorrentino’s turn to preside over the Filmmakers’ Jury of MyFrenchFilmFestival, the online French film festival created by UniFrance.
“French cinema is a point of reference for filmmakers around the world. It has always stood out for its capacity to experiment and renew itself, and for the support the industry gives to the work of auteurs. I love French films, in particular those of François Truffaut: his idea of cinema has been a constant source of inspiration for me. I’m convinced that we must always approach this work with the knowledge that “to make a film is to improve upon life, to arrange it to suit oneself, to prolong the games of childhood.” It is with this conviction in mind that I am delighted to head the jury for this year’s MyFrenchFilmFestival. It is an opportunity to discover, and help others discover, new filmmakers thanks to tools for watching films that new technology now offers us.”
Italian director Paolo Sorrentino made his first film, One Man Up, in 2001. It starred Toni Servillo, who would become his favourite actor.
This debut was followed by 6 films (The Consequences of Love, The Family Friend, Il Divo, This Must Be The Place, The Great Beauty and Youth), all presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. His last project was the series The Young Pope with Jude Law for HBO.
His next film, a biopic about Silvio Berlusconi, played by Toni Servillo, will be released in summer 2018.