Saturday, June 27, 2009

Il Divo

Il Divo is an Italian film directed in 2008 by Paolo Sorrentino. It is a biopic based on the figure of former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. It was nominated for the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, where it was awarded the Prix du Jury. The movie was premiered in North America at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The story of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who has been elected to Parliament seven times since it was established in 1946. The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia. Toni Servillo as President Giulio Andreotti - NB. The title "President" here means President of the Council of Ministers (i.e. Prime Minister).
Il Divo received mostly positive reviews from critics. As of April 27, 2009, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported 19 positive reviews and 4 negative, giving the film an 83% critical approval rating.[5]In Peter Brunette's review for The Hollywood Reporter, he praises the movie, pointing out the capacity of entertaining, the brilliant acting and the quality of the soundtrack. He notes that the movie will probably not have a great success outside Italy[6] . The same elements emerge from the review of Jay Weissberg from Variety, who define the movie a masterpiece that will become a comparison stone for the years to come[7] .

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