The Life and Times of Scandal-Plagued Silvio Berlusconi

Cast: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Running Time: 150 minutes

Synopsis: Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction, and who better to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino. The Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope returns to the screen in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred depiction of life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe's most infamous politician.

Release Date: LORO will have its Australian premiere as the Opening Night Gala presentation of the 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival nationally this September. While the film screened in two parts for its Italian-spring release, Australians will be amongst the first in the world to see it in single epic form, within days of its premiere screenings at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Tickets to the Italian Film Festival Opening Night are now on-sale, and the full festival line-up can be found at www.italianfilmfestival.com.au