Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Parthenope’ receives a nine-minute ovation in Cannes

Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino took to the red carpet this afternoon for his latest work in the Cannes competition, partenopewhich was received with a nine-minute ovation.

“This film is a celebration of my life’s journey,” the humble filmmaker told the crowd.

The film follows Parthenope, a woman born on the sea in Naples in 1950 who searches for happiness during the long summers of her youth, falling in love with her hometown and its many memorable characters. Sorrentino filmed the Italian-French co-production between Naples and Capri.

The film’s breakout star, Celeste Dalla Porta, was captivated by the audience’s reaction and applauded enthusiastically.

The cast also includes Dario Aita, Celeste Dalla Porta, Silvia Degrandi, Isabella Ferrari, Lorenzo Gleijeses, Biagio Izzo, Marlon Joubert, Peppe Lanzetta, Nello Mascia, Gary Oldman, Silvio Orlando, Luisa Ranieri, Daniele Rienzo, Stefania Sandrelli and Alfonso Santagata .

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partenope It is Sorrentino’s seventh film to be screened on the Croisette after 2004 The consequences of love2008 the divo — which won the Jury Prize and the Ecumenical Jury Prize — 2011 This must be the place starring Sean Penn, which also won the Ecumenical Jury Prize; 2013 The great beauty and 2015 Youth. The great beauty would win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014.

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Sorrentino’s 2021 film, He God’s hand, It debuted in Venice, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and earned an Oscar nomination.

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