The Italian auteur's works are love-letters to his homeland; concerned with age, politics, beauty, and the miraculous. They are rich and sad, with surreal winks - and the cinematography is pure grandeur; it swoops and waltzes.
Sorrentino's latest work, Youth, presented at this year's London Film Festival. Starring Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda. Caine plays a retired orchestra conductor, who receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday. La Grande Belleza is a hard act to follow - and Youth is a quieter affair. Nevertheless, it's remarkably tender and beautifully composed.
Come and hear Sorrentino discuss Youth and his career this October at the BFI.
|What||Paolo Sorrentino, BFI|
|Where||BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8XT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 15 Oct 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via BFI|