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Sofya Gershevich – The Hand of God #Venezia78

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“Working with Paolo Sorrentino was a great experience”.

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PODCAST | Ilaria Gomarasca interviews Sofya Gershevich, actress of the film The Hand of God.

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Actress Sofya Gershevich talks about her experience on the set of Paolo Sorrentino’s film The Hand of God, competing at the 78th Mostra di Venezia.

The Hand of God: The story of a young man’s heartbreak and liberation in Naples, Italy. It’s the 1980s and 17-year old Fabietto Schisa might be an awkward Italian teen struggling to find his place, but he finds joy in an amazing family who love life, relish mischief and take deep pleasure in meddling in one another’s complicated relationships. Then comes a pair of events that alter everything. One is the triumphant arrival in Naples of a god-like athletic legend: high-flying soccer idol Maradona, who has Fabietto, and the whole scrappy city, feeling a pride that once seemed impossible. The other is an inconceivable accident that will drop the bottom out of Fabietto’s world, setting his future in motion. Seemingly saved by Maradona, touched by chance or the hand of God, Fabietto wrestles with the nature of fate, the confusion of loss, and the intoxicating freedom of being alive. In his most movingly personal film, Sorrentino takes audiences on a sensory journey bursting with the contrasts of tragedy and comedy, love and desire, absurdity and beauty, as Fabietto finds the only way out of total catastrophe through his own imagination.

  • Reporter
    Ilaria Gomarasca
  • Guest
    Sofya Gershevich
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The Hand of God
  • Festival section
    Venezia 78
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