Photography - The cinema of Sorrentino

Published in Focus
05 June 2015

In conjunction with the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, featuring the latest film by Paolo Sorrentino entitled ‘Youth’, Capri will host a photographic exhibition dedicated to the Neapolitan Oscar award-winning director for the Best Foreign Film in 2014. The exhibition, scheduled to be held at the Certosa di San Giacomo, is entitled ‘The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino’. Photographs by Gianni Fiorito’ is divided into three sections: ‘Visions’, featuring symbolic images of an entire film, including an unpublished shot of ‘Youth’; ‘Work’, i.e. what goes on backstage, make-up tests, maniacal attention to detail, the use of the camera and the presence of the director on the set alongside those starring in the production; ‘Night’, a focus on nighttime film shoots, a genre particularly dear to Sorrentino. For the exhibition, Gianni Fiorito, a photo-reporter and set photographer, has collection and selected roughly thirty images printed in large and medium format featuring the greatest successes of the Neapolitan director, including “The Extra Man”, “Il Divo”, “This must be the place” and “The Great Beauty”, in a real anthology dedicated to Sorrentino’s filmography. Curated by Maria Savarese, the exhibition was created in partnership with the Museum Hub of Campania under the patronage of the Municipality of Capri.

Until 14 June. Turs-Sun 10am-2pm and 6pm-8pm. Admission free

Certosa di San Giacomo, Sala della Cappella delle Donne. Via Certosa, 1, Capri. T: 0818376218