The official trailer has been released for upcoming Netflix feature The Hand of God, the next film from acclaimed writer-director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, Youth, The Young Pope).
The semi-autobiographical film tells the story of Fabietto Shisa (played by Filippo Scotti), a boy living in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. We experience the ups and downs of this period in Fabietto’s life, complete with joys, such as football legend Diego Maradona’s arrival in his town, and unexpected tragedy, all playing a key role in his formation and his path.
Sorrentino returned to his hometown to film this one, which is being described as the filmmaker’s most personal story yet. It looks wonderful – and is Italy’s official submission for International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards. If you’re yet to delve into Sorrentino’s work, I highly suggest you do; The Great Beauty (also starring Toni Servillo) remains a beloved film for me.
The Hand of God, also starring Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert, Luisa Ranieri, Renato Carpentieri, and Massimiliano Gallo, among others, will be streaming on Netflix from December 15th. It also hits select US cinemas the same day.