The Young Pope (Il giovane Papa)


Vogue Theatre Sun, Nov 12, 2017 1:00 PM
Free Admission!
Film Info
Running Time:112 min.
Invited Guest(s)::Ludovica Ferrario, Production Designer
Director:Paolo Sorrentino
coproduced with Haut et Court TV and MediaPro
Screenwriter:Paolo Sorrentino
Cinematographer:Luca Bigazzi
Editor:Cristiano Travaglioli
Music:Lele Marchitelli
Cast:Jude Law
Diane Keaton
Silvio Orlando
Scott Shepherd
Cècile de France
Javier Càmara
Ludivine Sagnier
Toni Bertorelli
James Cromwell


From Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Academy Award®-winning film THE GREAT BEAUTY, we bring you the first two episodes of THE YOUNG POPE, the director’s sumptuous, epic HBO series about a fictional American-born Pope. We are screening the first two episodes from last year’s series because of Paolo Sorrentino’s relationship with this festival and because they look beautiful on a large screen. THE YOUNG POPE tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pope Pius XIII's pontificate. Born Lenny Belardo (a magnetic Jude Law), he is a complex and conflicted character—conservative in his choices and Machiavellian in his modus operandi, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor. Pius XIII is a man of limitless power who stubbornly resists his Vatican courtiers, including the perplexed, traditional Cardinal Voiello (Silvio Orlando) and is loyal to no one, not even his mentor Sister Mary, a nun (played to perfection by Diane Keaton). Sorrentino says the series is about “The clear signs of God's existence. The clear signs of God's absence.” So if you are a fan of Jude Law, or you don’t have HBO yet, or you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, join us as we celebrate Sorrentino’s brilliant drama about life inside the Vatican. THE YOUNG POPE is a co-production of HBO and Sky. -Nancy Fishman

Additional Information

Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples in 1970. In 2001 his first full-length film, ONE MAN UP (L’UOMO IN PIU), was chosen for the Venice Film Festival. In 2004 he shot THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE and in 2006, THE FRIEND, both of which screened in completion at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2008 he returned to Cannes where he won the Prix du Jury for Il Divo. THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, his first film in English starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand, competed at Cannes again in 2011; two years later, THE GREAT BEAUTY won an Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and BAFTA as Best Foreign Film. In 2015, his feature film YOUTH (LA GIOVINEZZA) starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda, was presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and a was nominated for the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. He is currently in production on his new series, THE NEW POPE with HBO.