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Gianni Fiorito: È stata la mano di Dio

Naples in the mirror: past and present, memory and current affairs chase each other in Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film "The hand of God". Emotions that the photographer Gianni Fiorito has immortalized in the 51 shots that compose "The hand of God - Images from the set".

It must not have been easy even for Fiorito to focus, with the appropriate delicacy, images that belong to the director’s inner world, suspended between dream and reality. Winner of the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the last Venice Film Festival, nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Film, ‘The hand of God' by Paolo Sorrentino has conquered the public everywhere and is also a manifesto of Naples of 40 years ago opposed to that of the 2000s.

The photographs are not the mere reproduction of the scenes shot or the chronicle of the backstage, but a kind of journey into the personal "Great Beauty" of the Oscar-winning director. The camera and the photographic lens run from Marechiaro to Posillipo, from Vomero to the Spanish Quarters, from Stadio Diego Armando Maradona to Piazza del Plebiscito. And they trace places much loved by Sorrentino as Capri, the Sorrento coast. 

Another important aspect of the exhibition is the thematic reading of the images created by Fiorito: San Gennaro e o' munaciello, Naples 80s, the family, the passion, the search for happiness, Cinema, perseverance represent the itinerary to follow to discover a world halfway between the bitter cord and the contemporaneity. Fantasy shelters from nostalgic feelings, from the attempt to evoke with regret what has disappeared and that is no more.

"The hand of God - Images from the set" is also a roundup of faces and bodies, those who give life to the film. And it opens to new interpretations both on the inner world of Sorrentino and on Naples, a metropolis able to renew itself continuously and to keep intact its identity.

Date: From April 13th 2022 to September 15th 2022

Place: MANN - National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Address: Piazza Museo 19, 80135 Napoli

Hours: Monady, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 7.30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays

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