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Il Divo (Bonus screening)
||Award-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Family Friend) writes and directs this cinematic portrait of seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti, whose controversial legacy peaked when he was tried for Mafia ties and subsequently acquitted. A leader with close ties to the Vatican, Andreotti was also tried and acquitted for the murder of an Italian journalist and remains a senator for life.
||10 July 2010 (Saturday), 1pm
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
IL DIVO, 2008, 113 minutes in Italian with English subtitles, 35mm
MDA Rating and Consumer advice: NC 16, Some violence and disturbing scenes
Director/Writer: Paolo Sorrentino
Cast: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci, Carlo Buccirosso, Giorgio Colangeli, Alberto Cracco, Piera Degli Esposti, Lorenzo Gioielli, Paolo Graziosi, Fanny Ardant
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Sound Mixer: Angelo Raguseo
Original Music: Teho Teardo
Editing: Christiano Travagliolo
Make-up: Aldo Signoretti (key hair stylist) and Vittorio Sodano (makeup designer)
Syposis: Award-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Family Friend) writes and directs this cinematic portrait of seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti, whose controversial legacy peaked when he was tried for Mafia ties and subsequently acquitted. A leader with close ties to the Vatican, Andreotti was also tried and acquitted for the murder of an Italian journalist and remains a senator for life.
Awards (16 wins/22 nominations) and Festivals (31+): Italian Academy Award "David di Donatello" 2009: Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Supporting Role Actress, Best Music, Best Hair, Best Make-up, Best Visual Effects; Cannes Film Festival 2008: Prix du Jury, Prix Vulcain/Technical Value; Sannio FilmFest: Premio "Capitello d'Oro" Migliore Attore, Premio "Sonora", una Musica per il Cinema, Premio Migliore Colonna Sonora; Venice film festival: Premio "SIAE" alla Creatività 2008; Festival du Cinéma Italien d'Ajaccio: Prix Meilleur Acteur; Martini Premiere Award: Menzione Speciale per la Locandina, Premio "The Most Innovative Movie"; Belgrade 2009: Fipresci Award for the Best Film (Ex Aequo), Globi d'Oro 2009: Best Screenplay; Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2009: Volta Award Best Director; Ajaccio Italian Film Festival 2008: Best Actor; Sevilla Festival de Cine: Eurimages; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2008: Best directors of photography; Premio Internazionale Cinearti "La Chioma di Berenice":Premio Migliore Arredamento; European Film Awards: Best European Actor; San Diego Film Critics Society Award: Best Foreign Language Film; Nomination at 82nd Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Makeup; Festivals: Cleveland, Durban, Hong Kong, Rotterdam, Mumbai, Istabul, Moscow, Newport Beach, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Tromso, Uruguay, Vancouver, Athens, Beirut, Cinemanila, Dubai, Rio, Munchen, Bratislava, Jerusalem, Karlovy Vary, Lubiana, Pusan, Sao Paulo, London, Toronto, Singapore.