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The show

Naples in the mirror: past and present , memory and actuality chase each other in the latest film by Paolo Sorrentino, “ It was the hand of God ”. Emotions that the photographer Gianni Fiorito, who has been a collaborator of the Oscar-winning Neapolitan director for over 20 years, has immortalized in the 51 shots that make up " It was the hand of God - Images from the set ", curator Maria Savarese, Winner of the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the last Venice Film Festival, an Oscar nomination for best international film, the film is also a manifesto of Naples 40 years ago .

The photographs are not a mere repetition of the scenes shot nor the chronicle of the backstage, but a sort of journey into the director's personal “Great Beauty”. The camera and the photographic lens run from Marechiaro to Posillipo, from Vomero to the Spanish Quarters, from the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium to Piazza del Plebiscito . And they retrace places much loved by Sorrentino such as Capri, the Sorrento coast, Stromboli. Another important aspect of the exhibition is the thematic reading of the images indicated by Fiorito: San Gennaro e o 'munaciello, Naples in the 1980s, family, passion, the pursuit of happiness, cinema, perseverance represent the itinerary to follow to discover a world halfway between amarcord and contemporaneity.

Fantasy protects us from nostalgic feelings, from the attempt to evoke with regret what has disappeared and is no longer there. The exhibition is financed by the Campania Region and produced by the Campania Region Film Commission, in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Timetable and tickets


Piazza Museo n.18/19
80135 Naples


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