Cristiano Travaglioli, editor of ‘The Hand of God’ in conversation with its director, Paolo Sorrentino.
Join us at 19.30 GMT on Wednesday 26th January for a conversation with Cristiano Travaglioli about his editing of Paolo Sorrentino's The Hand of God.
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The Hand of God is on the BAFTA awards long lists in five categories: Editing, Director, Original Screenplay, Casting, Best film not in the English language.
The Hand of God is the story of a boy growing up in tumultuous 1980s Naples and is Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino's most personal film yet.
It is a story full of unexpected joys – such as the arrival in Naples of football legend Diego Maradona – and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and a young man’s future is set in motion. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
“Matching the dazzling maximalism of The Great Beauty, his Oscar-winning 2013 tribute to the city of Rome, the film is bawdy and wistful, with a rich vein of melancholy running through it.” – Adam White, The Independent
“Throughout, Sorrentino and his cast make these teenage recollections twinge with freshness. Like our own sharpest memories of adolescence, the haze of nostalgia doesn't dull their edge.” – Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph
“The Hand of God is filled with the kind of detail that could only have come from observation-and memory. That one family could contain so many unique and peculiar people is a reminder that truth is almost always stranger than fiction.”- Leonard Maltin
The Hand of God is currently available to see in cinemas and on Netflix.
Cristiano Travaglioli won the European Film Award for Best Editor in 2013 for Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty. He has a long-standing working relationship with Sorrentino, The Great Beauty was their eighth work together.
Travaglioli previously edited Sorrentino's English feature This Must be the Place and Il Divo. He was also assistant editor on The Family Friend, The Consequences Of Love and Sorrentino's debut feature One Man Up.
Travaglioli edited all ten episodes of the TV series The Young Pope and the nine episodes of The New Pope, both created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino.
Travaglioli's other credits include The Mafia Only Kills In Summer, Black Souls, Another Woman’s Face, Studio Illegale, Afraid Of The Dark, Fascisti Su Marte as well as the documentaries The One Man Beatles, Armando E La Politica and I Nostri Trent'anni.
Paolo Sorrentino, film director and screenwriter, was born in Naples in 1970. His first full-length feature film, One Man Up, dates back to 2001 and was selected for the Venice Film Festival.
His films Consequences of Love, The Family Friend and This Must be the Place were in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. He wone the Cannes Jury Prize in 2008 with Il Divo.
2013’s The Great Beauty won the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for best Foreign Language Film, as well as three European Film Awards.
He created and directed the TV series The Young Pope in 2016, which was nominated at the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Production Design and Outstanding Cinematography.
In 2018 he directed the movie Loro starring Toni Servillo and in 2019 Sorrentino directed his second series set in the world of modern papacy, The New Pope, starring Jude Law and John Malkovich.