Trailer for ‘Loro (Part 1)’ – Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s biopic on Silvio Berlusconi
From Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty – Foreign Language Film) comes the first part of Loro, a sprawling epic detailing the life of one of Italy’s most controversial figures, Silvio Berlusconi.
Berlusconi, one of the world’s richest men, was the Prime Minister of Italy for four governments and owns the controlling share of Italy’s largest broadcasting network. His is a life rife with charges and convictions of fraud, bribery, soliciting sex with a minor and abuse of office. Amazingly, he has weathered all of this and is still considered a kingmaker in Italian elections.
The film stars Sorrentino favorite Toni Servillo as Berlusconi and co-stars Kasia Smutniak, Riccardo Scamarcio, Chiara Iezzi, Elena Sofia Ricci, Fabrizio Bentivoglio and Ricky Memphis.
Loro is slated for release in Italy from Universal Pictures International in two parts: Part 1 on April 24th and Part 2 on May 10th. We’re expecting to see it show up at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 8-19th. Focus Features will release the film in the US but there is no date as of yet.
Here is your first look.