The Hand of God (È stata la mano di Dio)
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
$12 / $8 Speed members
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“Paolo Sorrentino delivers a hauntingly personal memoir of grief, growing up, and maverick footballers. Golazzo!”—Phil De Semlyen, Time Out
From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope), comes the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. Fabietto is a teenager whose sexual and creative education is formed through his passion for soccer and cinema—particularly the films of Federico Fellini.
The Hand of God is full of unexpected joys, such as the arrival of the football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto’s future is set in motion.
Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, as well as love and loss. Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. 2021, Italy, DCP, in Italian with English subtitles, 130 minutes. Rated R.