The Hand of God

Friday, December 3, 2021 - Thursday, March 31, 2022

Q&A with director Paolo Sorrentino moderated by critic Simon Abrams following the 7:30pm screening on Wednesday, March 2nd!

Academy Award-winning writer-director Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope), returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a semi-autobiographical tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss. In the vibrant chaos of 1980s Naples, an adolescent named Fabietto is finding his way in life, until an unexpected tragedy blindsides him. Devastated, he all but shuts down, until a soccer legend and the power of his imagination show him how to forge a path out of catastrophe.

“Sorrentino’s most intimate and personal work, his magnum opus…easily his best film.” – The Playlist

Official selection: Venice Film Festival

  • Country Italy
  • Language In Italian with English subtitles
  • Running Time 135 minutes
  • Distributor Netflix
  • Director Paolo Sorrentino
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning

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