THE HAND OF GOD “È STATA LA MANO DI DIO”
Narrative Feature | 130 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/10/2021
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Directed by
Paolo Sorrentino

Produced by
Paolo Sorrentino
Lorenzo Mieli

Written by
Paolo Sorrentino

Featuring
Toni Servillo
Teresa Saponangelo
Filippo Scotti
Marlon Joubert
Luisa Ranieri


East Coast Premiere

2021 | Italian | Italy

In his stunning new feature, Academy Award® winner Paolo Sorrentino (THE GREAT BEAUTY, YOUTH, and The Young Pope) returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story yet. Inspired by events of his youth, the film follows Fabietto Schisa (Filippo Scotti) as he comes of age in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s—a time of unexpected joy, including the arrival of soccer legend Diego Maradona, and of an equally unforeseen tragedy that changes the course of Fabietto’s life forever. Lusciously lensed and with excellent supporting performances by Toni Servillo and Teresa Saponangelo, THE HAND OF GOD is a sweeping tale of love, loss, self-discovery, and how one can find salvation in cinema.