Il Divo brings the controversial story of Guilio Andreotti. Calm, crafty, and inscrutable, Andreotti served seven terms as Italy’s prime minister until the early 1990’s, when the world’s most powerful Mafia declared war on him. Il Divo is a story of politicking, corruption, scandal, and terrorism – and the man who sat through it all unscathed.
Director of Photography
Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano, Andrea Occhipinti
Indigo Film, Lucky Red, Parco Film
Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci, Carlo Buccirosso, Giorgio Colangeli, Alberto Cracco, Piera Degli Esposti, Lorenzo Gioielli, Paolo Graziosi, Gianfelice Imparato, Massimo Popolizio, Aldo Ralli, Giovanni Vettorazzo
Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples in 1970. First feature he directed was One Man Up (2001) which was screened at the film festival in Venice. This film also marked the beginning of his cooperation with actor Toni Servillo who has since become Sorrentino’s frequent collaborator. The Consequence of Love (2004), with Servillo playing a lonely banker with shady past was nominated for Palme d’Or, and so was The Family Friend (2006). His next film was Il Divo (2006), a biographical story about Giulio Andreotti in which Toni Servillo plays the role of the controversial Italian prime minister. The film won the Jury Award at the festival in Cannes. Sorrentino’s next movie, This Must Be The Place (2011), won the Ecumenical Jury Award at the same festival. Sorrentino’s latest film, The Great Beauty (2013), was also screened at the Cannes festival. Paolo Sorrentino presented this film at Kustendorf 2014 and went on to win the American Film Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His next film Youth (2015) won three European Film Awards, including the one for best film. After television series Young Pope (2016) that premiered in Venice, he directed Loro (Them), a Silvio Berlusconi biopic expected this year.