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Bunga bunga: Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro Teaser with Salacious Toni Servillo (aka Silvio Berlusconi)

With Cannes just around the corner (and notably should be a great edition for Italian film), we have our first look at Loro with a teaser that is coy in revealing the great Toni Servillo as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Loro, which placed #22 on Nicholas Bell’s most anticipated World cinema film offerings for 2018 should be a doozy in terms of production design and scope. With the current political Stormy Daniels market, the Focus Features folks (who own the rights to the U.S. market) will certainly be curious to see how they can position and capitalize on Paolo Sorrentino‘s seventh feature film. Sorrentino co-wrote with Umberto Contarello in a biopic that explores Berlusconi and his inner circle, the members of which abetted his ascent to the heights of Italian business and politics.

Update: Variety just reported that Loro will be split into two films. “Loro” would go out in Italy on April 24 – two weeks before the Cannes Film Festival begins – while Part 2 would go out in Italy on May 24. Does this mean we’ll have a 3-plus hour version on the Croisette?

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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