Loro – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Italy, France | 2017 | 140’ | DCP | Colour | Italian | Group: D

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

2018/12/08 14:00 Cinematheque‧Passion


Loro is a fictional tale about the decline of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi that “narrates probable or invented facts” in Italy between 2006 and 2010. Edited down from two features into one 145-minute opus, the film initially follows Sergio, an ambitious opportunist from southern Italy whose dream in life is to enter Berlusconi’s orbit in Rome, and then switches to Berlusconi himself as he holds court in his stunning villa in Sardinia, only partly acknowledging that both his political and personal lives are on the wane.


Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples. His features as writer-director include One Man Up (2001), The Consequences of Love (2004), The Family Friend (2006), Il Divo (2008), and This Must Be the Place (2011). He won the Academy Award for best foreign language film for his 2013 film The Great Beauty. His last two films are Youth (2015) which starred Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda and this year’s Loro (2018) which stars frequent actor collaborator Toni Servillo as Silvio Berlusconi. His films have been selected for Cannes competition on six occasions, and he won the jury prize for Il Divo.


Director Paolo Sorrentino

Cast Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Euridice Axen

Scriptwriter Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarel

Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi

Editor Cristiano Travaglioli

Production Designer



Producers Nicola Giulano

Production Indigo Film, Pathé Films


World Sales Pathé Films