Paolo Sorrentino (1970, Naples, Italy) began his career as a script writer for Neapolitan theater and film directors. In 1998, he shot the short film L’amore non ha confini (Love Has No Boundaries), which earned him numerous awards. His feature film debut One Man Up was shown in competition in Venice in 2001 and at KVIFF the following year. Since 2004, when he showed The Consequences of Love at Cannes, his films have been a regular feature in competition at the world’s most prestigious film festival: The Family Friend (2006), Il Divo (2008; jury prize), This Must Be the Place (2011), The Great Beauty (2013, Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film), and Youth (2015). He was also behind the successful television miniseries The Young Pope (2016) and The New Pope (2020).