Follow us on:


Paolo Sorrentino, Il Divo

A sensation when it premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Il Divo,
Sorrentino’s portrait of the wily Italian politician Giulio Andreotti,
demonstrates how universal such a seemingly specific subject can be. Andreotti,
whose many nicknames include Beelzebub, Il Divo and The Sphinx, served as the
Italian Prime Minister three separate times and is now, at 90, a senator for life.
While Sorrentino’s mesmerizing and sometimes fanciful portrait - with veteran
actor Toni Servillo, whose makeup took over three hours each day, in the title role - has elements of Fellini, it cuts a wholly original path all its own. In Italian and
English (24 minutes).


Beyond the Subtitles


Film critic and The Boston Herald entertainment writer Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far.