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Interview: A Conversation About ‘The Hand of God’ with Paolo Sorrentino and Filippo Scotti

If you love a beautiful looking film, The Hand of God is going to be your jam. Considering it’s the latest movie from writer/director Paolo Sorrentino, that should go without saying. Whether you see it in theaters or streaming on Netflix, the beauty and emotion of his deeply personal story seeps through. So, it was a no-brainer to want to talk with Sorrentino about the flick. As an added bonus, joining him over Zoom that afternoon was his lead actor, Filippo Scotto. They also had an interpreter on hand to translate for everyone, so just know that they’re heard here as well. It makes the pacing a bit weird, perhaps, but the content is still very solid…

Below, you can hear my conversation with Scotti and Sorrentino. We tackle The Hand of God from a few different angles, especially since I’m so curious about Sorrentino’s process. He’s a very laid back guy, clearly at peace with the film he’s put out into the world. Scotti also has the potential to be a star, so it was delightful to spend some time with them both. As a reminder, The Hand of God is out now in select theaters, but also streaming on Netflix, so you have viewing options, to be sure.

Set of “The hand of God” by Paolo Sorrentino. in the picture Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo and Marlon Joubert. Photo by Gianni Fiorito This photograph is for editorial use only, the copyright is of the film company and the photographer assigned by the film production company and can only be reproduced by publications in conjunction with the promotion of the film. The mention of the author-photographer is mandatory: Gianni Fiorito.

Here now is my interview with The Hand of God filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino and star Filippo Scotti. Enjoy:

The Hand of God is now streaming on Netflix!


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