We take a look at the trailer for “The Hand of God”, the new film by Paolo Sorrentino on the youth of a boy in the Naples of the 80s. Bright images mounted on a moving music that make you want to be in December, when the film will be available on Netflix.
Paolo Sorrentino back in business with The Hand of God
Paolo Sorrentino is a name that cannot really be ignored anymore, with films and series attached to his name which have received a lot of attention. Already author of eight feature films, among which The Consequences of Love, Il Divo, The great bellezza and Youth, the Italian director has established a solid international reputation. Not all his films have been synonymous with success, we can think of in particular Silvio and the others who divided the press and the public, but he is a regular at festivals and he is considered a serious heir to great Italian cinema. He is also the creator of the two successful series The Young Pope and The New Pope.
It is therefore with a certain curiosity that we await our next film, The Hand of God, which will air on Netflix in December, after a short theatrical release. A first trailer has just been unveiled, in anticipation of its presentation at the 78th Venice Film Festival in early September.
A bright and moving trailer
Very little is known of the history of The Hand of God, except that it is announced to this day as the most personal film of its author. We will follow Fabietto (Filippo Scotti) in Naples in the 80s, a young boy grieved with love but who will free himself from it. A concomitant story with the arrival in Naples of the famous footballer Diego Maradona, which Fabietto will end up meeting. It will therefore be a question of youth, of family – we find Sorrentino’s favorite actor Toni Servillo in the role of Fabietto’s father – but also of sport, music and eccentricity. A film of passions a priori, what the trailer suggests with images and music where beauty competes with a form of melancholy.