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Paolo Sorrentino: ‘Let's say that almost everything is true'

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

In his new, semi-autobiographical film The Hand of God, the Italian auteur reflects on a tragedy that still haunts him In his 20-year career Paolo Sorrentino has orchestrated scenes of indelible virtuosity and grandeur: the pageantry of the pope in the Vatican , poolside orgies where ecstasy pills rain from the sky, a giraffe among Roman ruins, Michael Caine conducting a field of cows. But in his latest, The Hand of God, Sorrentino stages a scene arguably more challenging than any of them, and one that few film-makers could ever contemplate: a reenactment of his own parents' deaths...
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