The late reign of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is the focus of Paolo Sorrentino's (The Great Beauty) latest film.
Sergio is a guileful businessman who manages a group of young escorts whom he uses to bribe local politicians and authority figures. With a desire for increased political leverage, he sets his eyes on bigger game and makes it his duty to work his way into the ranks of a man with a taste for both hedonism and corruption - the notorious Silvio Berlusconi.
Full of satire and scandal - biopics don’t come more unauthorised than this.
"Like Berlusconi himself, Loro is bloated and overstuffed, but Sorrentino’s film is a compelling mixture of the whimsical and the sleazy, the hedonistic and the sad. The Trumpian parallels are also impossible to ignore." **** Empire Magazine
"Sometimes whimsical, sometimes gruellingly sordid, sometimes wayward in those Fellini-esque departures and dreamlike epiphanies of which Sorrentino has made himself such a master." *** Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian
Screening as part of our BEACON Season celebrating British & World Cinema.
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Cast: Toni Servillo, Riccardo Scamarcio
Run time: 151 mins
Italian with English subtitles