- Director: Paolo Sorrentino
- Writer: Paolo Sorrentino; Umberto Contarello; Stefano Bises
- Producer: Laurence Bowen; Simon Arnal; Carole Scotta; Caroline Benjo
Where do you go after The Young Pope?!? To La-La Land...that's where!
Paolo Sorrentino & Co. have gone off-piste...into a vortex of outrageous camp and religious neon-lit absurdity. It's hilarious, terrifying, touching and - at times - truly surreal.
Here, John Malkovitch dons the papal ferula...embellished by eyeliner, a few mental health issues and a serious drug habit. Riddled with affectations and eloquence, his mission is to 'upgrade' his inherited institution...allowing gay marriage, allowing priests to marry...metaphorically and cataclysmically, dropping a bomb on the Vatican and its preposterous piety. The question is: Will he succeed? Not if Cardinal Angelo Voiello has anything to do with it! Yes, there is a god, Silvio Orlando returns [in duplicate]...this man does contempt and comfort with eye-blinking ease. Prepare for a duel of minds...with flurries of flicks, fleches and feints.
This is haute couture irreverence, this is malignant beauty. This is a statement.
Follow-up series to Paolo Sorrentino's 'The Young Pope.'