Berlusconi & Bunga Bunga! Coming to Sydney 17th of Jan 2019!
Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction, and who better to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino, the Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope who returns to the screen in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred depiction of life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician.
With LORO, Sorrentino unpeels the complex personality and motivations of the billionaire former Prime Minister – played with unmistakable panache by Toni Servillo – during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci) fractures; all the while skilfully threading together stories of a wide variety of characters from different levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him.
Boldly and controversially speculating on what may or may not have taken place behind closed doors, LORO offers a timely commentary on the excesses and follies of the power- hungry, and the conditions within our societies that allow them to flourish.
Viewers sensitive to depictions of unfettered wealth, power and debauchery: consider yourselves forewarned. Everyone else; strap in for a wild, unforgettable ride.
LORO will release in cinemas nationally on January 17, 2019.
City – Palace Central
Leichhardt – Palace Norton Street
Newtown – Dendy Newtown
Paddington – Palace Verona
Source / Official website: http://www.palacefilms.com.au/loro