Sorrentino's 'E Stata La Mano di Dio' put up for Oscar

The Great Beauty Oscar winner bids for prize again

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 26 - Paolo Sorrentino's 'E Stata La Mano di Dio' (It Was The Hand Of God) was put up by Italy Tuesday for the best foreign film Oscar.
    The nominees will be announced by the Academy on February 8 and the Oscar ceremony will take place on March 27.
    Sorrentino has already won the best foreign language film Oscar for 'La Grande Bellezza' (The Great Beauty), in 2014.
    'E Stata La Mano Di Dio', a coming of age tale inspired by Sorrentino's youth in Naples and his adulation for late Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona (hence the title), It competed for the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival where it won the second prize, the Grand Jury Prize and where Filippo Scotti received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best actor.
    The film also features Sorrentino stalwart Toni Servillo.


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