2021 Venice Grand Jury Prize, Best Young Actor (Filippo Scotti), National Syndicate of Italian Film Critics: Best Film, Best Actor (Toni Servillo), Best New Actor (Filippo Scotti), Best Actress (Teresa Saponangelo), SIGNIS–Special Mention

From Loro to The Young Pope, from Le conseguenze dell'amore / The Consequences of Love to La Grande Bellezza / The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino has delved in beauty, extravaganza, love, life, and Italian religious and political circles to acquire a faithful assembly of admirers. The latest feature of the master filmmaker, which premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, is an autobiographical coming-of-age story––very personal, intimate, and highly impressive. The Hand of God follows a teenager boy in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s, telling the tale of fate and family, cinema, love and loss, football, and as its title refers to, (just transferred to Napoli) Maradona.