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Entries in Paolo Sorrentino (8)

Wednesday
May 24 2017

Missing Italy

by Eric Blume

We're not far from crowning a new Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival,and part of the fun and excitement for international film lovers is seeing which country takes the top prize.  The last ten years has marked three winners from France (The Class,Blue is the Warmest Color,andDheepan),and in fact France has won ten times since 1955 when the prize has been named the Palme d'Or (there was a ten year gap in 1964-74 where the top prize had a different name,for those into these technicalities).

Winning just under that number,with nine trophies,remains Italy.  Once a mighty force on the international film scene,Italy seems to have fewer major filmmakers emerging.  The last Italian film to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes was Nanni Moretti's filmThe Son's Roomin 2001...

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Tuesday
Apr 25 2017

Cannes Jury: Almodóvar,Chastain,Fan Bingbing,and more...

The complete jury for the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival has been announced.As previously noted,Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the jury.To celebrate,The Film Experience will have "Almodóvar Week"亚博主页from May 9th through the 15th so catch up with a few of his movies you've always wanted to see.We are currently planning to hit the following pictures in some capacity:Pepi Luci Bom,Dark Habits,What Have I Done to Deserve This?,All About My Mother,Volver,All About My Mother,andThe Skin I Live In...though there might be alterations in that schedule or additions.

But,yes,the Cannes jury.They are...

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Tuesday
Sep 06 2016

YNMS: The Young Pope

by Laurence Barber

In the wake ofHouse of Cards' success,it seems networks have all been clamouring to make shows about other worlds that are full of their own political intrigue.Netflix itself has the Gerard Depardieu-starringMarseille,which French critics savaged and everyone else mostly ignored,and the upcomingThe Crown.In other ways,shows likeMr.RobotandUnRealseem partially derivative of this trend despite updating and resituating it.Now,in a joint production,Sky,Canal+ and HBO have teamed up to produce the latest project from Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino:The Young Pope...

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Friday
Feb 19 2016

Interview: David Lang on "Simple Song No.3"and Storytelling through Music

Lady Gaga may have understandably hogged the media's coverage of this year'sBest Original Song categorybut she's not the only Grammy winning composer in the mix.Diane Warren (the main writer of "Til It Happens to You") and The Weeknd "Earned It"are also Grammy winners.So isDavid Lang,an eclectic composer best known for his classical work.He's nominated for "Simple Song No.3"fromYouth,the lynchpin song of the whole movie.Like Jane Fonda's movie star in the same film,his song is hyped consistently by the story and characters before we fatefully cross paths with it.

Lang hasn't worked in movies too often,though he did contribute to the incredibly memorable music inRequiem for a Dream(2000).After his elevating and Oscar nominated work onYouth,we're hoping he spends more time composing for our screens.

When David Lang sat down to talk to The Film Experience I warned him that I know next to nothing about music.亚博主页The good humored composer joked,absurdly,that he barely knows anything either.Lang is one of very few Oscar nominees in the Academy's history to have won a Pulitzer Prize before their Oscar honors.(Here's our talk edited slightly for length and clarity.)

NATHANIEL:  Famously you wrote "Simple Song No.3"before Sorrentino's screenplay was complete.How quickly did you write it?Did Sorrentino ask for several iterations?

DAVID LANG: I work pretty fast.The way this worked was I made a version of the song and I would get a singer to sing it and send the demo to Paolo.I basically sent him three versions of the song.I probably spent much more time having these philosophical conversations with him and reading the script and having dark neurotic nightmares about it than actually doing the work!

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Friday
Dec 04 2015

Relax with "Youth"This Weekend

Chrishere.I don't about you,but I could use some rest and relaxation after a long week.How about some zen inspiration from Paolo Sorrentino'sYouth,opening today in limited release.

Take some time this weekend to pamper yourself.Spa-in-the-Alps style.


Get in touch with your imagination.Cinema always helps.

Brave the winter chill with a friend!Explore new experiences!

Be a sexy,sweaty Paul Dano.You've earned it.

And Above All Else: Stay fabulous,dammit!

Youthopens today in select cities.Have a splendid weekend!

Thursday
Apr 16 2015

Details on the Cannes Lineup

The Cannes Competition Lineup (and more) was announced in the wee wee hours of the morning -- not so wee for France mind you -- and here's what we're looking at.A lot of French and Asian films,a few foreign giants doing their first English language films and at least three directors we haven't had a film from in 7 or 8 years.

International beauties we can safely expect to see walking that Cannes red carpet include but are not limited to: Cate Blanchett,Qi Shu,Marion Cotillard,Diane Kruger,Emily Blunt,Natalie Portman,Catherine Deneuve,and Maîwenn.ANNOUCEMENT: Friend of TFE Diana Drumm will be reporting for us a bit from the festival like last year.If we've written about any of these films before,the links will take you there.Includedafter the jumpare descriptive bits of each film that we know anything about.

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