Paolo Consorti was born 1964 in San Benedetto del Tronto. He graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata, and begins his artistic career as a visual artist blending traditional pictorial media practices with filmed and electronic images. Paolo goes on to collaborate on various films, working alongside Oscar winner Sergej Fëdorovič Bondarčuk, staging his debut personal visual art exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale of Urbino in 1991. In 1992, philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer likens Consorti's "contrast between pictorial equilibrium and the drama of modern and post-modern man" to the torments of Bosch and in In 1994, Art Critic Pierre Restany refers to Paolo's work as "the emergence of a post-modern style of the sublime." By 2008 he is listed in the "Top Flash Art 100" featuring the most promising young Italian Artists. In 2011 he is a guest of the 54th International Art Biennale of Venice and exhibits at the Macro and at the Palazzo of the Exhibitions in Rome, the Palazzo of the Papesse in Siena, the Madre Museum in Naples, the Margherita Theater in Bari and the Royal Palace in Milan. Also in 2011, Rai 3 produces the docu-film "Rebellio Patroni" with Giobbe Covatta and Elio e le Storie Tese. In 2012 he directs his first feature film "Il Sole Dei Cattivi" (The Sun of the Wicked) staring Nino Frassica and Luca Lionello, winning Best Film at the Peoples' Film Festival of Umbria. In 2013 he directs his second film "Figli di Maam" (The Children of Maam) staring Luca Lionello in the lead role, alongside Franco Nero and Alessandro Haber, receiving the Special Screening at the Sofia International Film Festival.
An aging, down-on-his-luck Italian conductor reluctantly travels back to Havana, Cuba, to oversee performances of compositions in which he specializes. His concerns seem well-founded when his trip starts off on the wrong foot and he is quickly met by the son he never knew he fathered years ago, but his past eventually adds new purpose and meaning to his present. This is a heart-warming, nostalgic tale of a quirky old man rediscovering the “spice of life” once again.Read More