Paolo Sorrentino in Palme d'Or running at Cannes

'The Great Beauty' marks Neapolitan's fifth trip to film fest

Paolo Sorrentino in Palme d'Or running at Cannes

Paris, April 18 - Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino is making his fifth trip to Cannes with his film La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), organizers announced Thursday. "I thank the festival for this invitation and their attention since the beginning of my work," he said. "Being selected among thousands of films is already a huge honor". Sorrentino, known for such previous Cannes selections as This Must Be The Place (2011) and Il Divo (2008), is Italy's sole candidate in the official competition for the top-prize Palme d'Or. His latest is about a Rome culture and style journalist who recollects his youth. Born in Naples, Sorrentino's other two Cannes films are The Consequences of Love (2004) and The Family Friend (L'amico di famiglia, 2006) The Cannes Film Festival takes place May 15-26.

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