Netflix has revealed the official trailer for Paolo Sorrentino‘s coming-of-age Italian drama, The Hand of God. Chosen as Italy’s official submission for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards, the film has premiered at several festivals this season, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
In the tweet showcasing this trailer, The Hand of God is described as “Wonderful,” “sensuous”, and a “sublime masterpiece”. The trailer also announced that the film will show in select theaters in December, whilst the Netflix release is on December 15th.
The Hand of God is written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, who returns to his home town to tell his most personal story. The film stars Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, and Renato Carpentieri and the plot synopsis is as follows: “It tells the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. The film is a story full of unexpected joys, such as the arrival of football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto’s future is set in motion.”
You can watch the trailer for The Hand of God below: