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Following last year’s presentation of the international theatrical cut created for the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, this year audiences have the opportunity to see the director’s cut of one of the most talked-about opening night films in the festival’s 20-year history.

With Loro: the Director’s Cut, Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino gradually unpeels the complex personality and motivations of scandal-plagued former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci) fractures; all the while skilfully threading together stories of a wide variety of characters from multiple levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him...

Viewers sensitive to depictions of unfettered wealth, debauchery and sex: consider yourselves forewarned. Everyone else: strap in for a wild, unforgettable ride.

Australian Premiere
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Cast: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Euridice Axen, Giovanni Esposito
Drama | Italy, France | 2018 | 223 min
Italian with English subtitles
“A richly inventive, ferocious feast.”


Director Paolo Sorrentino headshot

Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for Il Divo (2008), Le conseguenze del amore (2004), Oscar-nominated Youth (2015) starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, HBO series The Young Pope (2016), and The Great Beauty (2013), which was the 2014 winner of the Best Foreign Language Feature Academy Award.

Da non perdere perché questa è la versione integrale voluta da Sorrentino così com’ è apparsa sugli schermi italiani.
Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Guglielmo Biraghi Award, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018
Best Actress and Best Hair Design, David di Donatello Awards 2019