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CINEMA: THE FAMILY FRIEND (L’AMICO DI FAMIGLIA). Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin, from May 25–31.

19th May, 2007

CINEMA: THE FAMILY FRIEND (L’AMICO DI FAMIGLIA). Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin, from May 25–31.

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s wacky film is full of eccentric, emotionally stunted characters.

Its unusual opening scene – a nun is buried up to her chin in a sandy beach as the Antony and the Johnsons song, My Lady Story, plays – gives a taste of the offbeat nature of what...

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