Original title: Il Divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Cast: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto
Italy, France 2008 | Colour | 110 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: DVD
Cannes Jury Prize-winner of 2008, Il Divo is Paolo Sorrentino's latest gem about the iconic post-war figure of Giulio Andreotti. Prime Minister no less than seven times, the real Andreotti faced accusations of conspiracy, Mafia involvement and state terror, even standing trial in 1996. Yet here the labyrinthine machinations of Italian politics are used to explore the inscrutable personality beneath the controversy. Effortlessly stylish, this is Italian cinema at its best.