This Must Be the Place – dir. Paolo Sorrentino, 2011

date: 03/08/2012 time: 21:00 place: The Silver Star Cinema film program: great cinema on the small market square artistic program: films

FR, IE, IT | 2011 | 118 min
reż|dir Paolo Sorrentino prod|pro Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano, Andrea Occhipinti, Mario Spedaletti scen|wr Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello zdj|ph Luca Bigazzi muz|mus  David Byrne, Will Oldham mon|ed Cristiano Travaglioli ob|cast Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch dys|dis ITI Cinema


“Home is where I want to be / Pick me up and turn me round” – these are the first lines of a song by “The Talking Heads,” published in 1983, when Cheyenne (Sean Penn) had probably been celebrating his musical triumph. Several decades after having suspended his career, the protagonist still cannot find his place, captured somewhere between his colourful old life that he keeps calling up through his extravagant hairstyle and make-up, and day-to-day boredom. Only the death of his father, a Jew who survived the Holocaust, lets him find a new goal in life – searching for an torturer from Auschwitz, who is hiding in the United States.  

MFF Cannes 2011 – nominated for Palme d’Or, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
David di Donatello Award given by the Academy of Italian Cinema – for the best script, cinematography, music, song, hairstyle, make-up.

Paolo Sorrentino (1970)
Born in Naples, Italian director and scriptwriter. He started his career in 1998 with the script to his film “Polvere di Napoli.” His feature debut, “One Man Up,” was nominated for the David di Donatello award, and his following film, “The Consequences of Love,” fought for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival (2004). His film “The Deity,” based on the biography of controversial Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, also met with wide response (Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival 2008).