Oscar-Winning Italian director and the creator of HBO’s marvelous series, The Young Pope (starring Jude Law), Paolo Sorrentino recently released a film about the Italian tycoon, Silvio Berlusconi, using an interesting, previously scarcely explored method. In Italy, Loro 1, the first installment of a two-part picture (each with a run time of 1 hour and 45 minutes,) was released on April 24, 2018 and two weeks later, Loro 2 hit the theaters on May 10. The two parts played together on 900 Italian screens after the release of the second film, so far earning a respectable $7.6 million sum.
Now, the two films were cut together into a single version for international release which runs for 2 hours and 25 minutes. The standalone is set to be kicked off at the Toronto International film festival. Sorrentino’s feature films, The Great Beauty (which earned numerous awards including an Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film) and Youth preformed modestly in the filmmaker’s homeland box-office, but the director’s international acclaim has reached the peaks of recognition, so one can expect Loro to continue performing well when released in Europe and America. Universal is in charge of releasing the standalone cut in Italy, and Pathe is handling several European terroritories, also showing the film to U.S. buyers, as reported by Variety.
Watch the teaser trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro, which reunites him with a longtime collaborator, Toni Servillo.