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Speed Cinema Presents: The Hand of God (È stata la mano di Dio)

December 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 8:10 pm

The Hand of God (È stata la mano di Dio)
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino


$12 / $8 Speed members

Please note: All guests age 12 or older must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours to attend any event or program at the Speed requiring registration, including workshops, lectures, After Hours, and Cinema Screenings. Proof of vaccination is not currently required for general admission to the Museum or its exhibitions.

“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.


December 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:10 pm