LIFF18 Loro

R18+ 150 mins

About the film

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Actors: Elena Sofia Ricci, Toni Servillo
Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction, and who else to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino, the Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope, who returns to cinema in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician.

With Loro, Sorrentino gradually unpeels the complex personality and motivations of the billionaire former Prime Minister - played with unmistakable panache by Toni Servillo - during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci) fractures; all the while skilfully threading together stories of a wide variety of characters from multiple levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him...

Split into two parts for its Italian release, the Festival is proud to present the project in single epic form, within days of its premiere screenings at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Viewers sensitive to depictions of unfettered wealth, debauchery and sex: consider yourselves forewarned. Everyone else: strap in for a wild, unforgettable ride.

“A sharply written look at the politician and the people attracted to his power.” – Variety

WINNER: Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Guglielmo Biraghi Award - Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Italian with English subtitles

Show Times

Wed Sep 19
Fri Sep 21
Tue Sep 25
Thu Sep 27
Sat Sep 29
Tue Oct 2
Thu Oct 11
Sat Oct 13

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