MUMBAI: Former Italian prime minister and media tycoon
Silvio Berlusconi has expressed his wish of a film be
made about his life and needs to find the right director,
it is reported.
Berlusconi, 75, made the announcement about his desire
to make a film of his life on Tuesday, the 18th anniversary
of his entry into Italian politics. He served as prime
minister for only seven months back in 1995, but for
the ten-year period ending last November, he was prime
minister for all but 18 months.
Born into a middle class family, Berlusconi built Europe's
largest media empire and became the most transformational
Italian political leader since World War II. This makes
his life colourful enough to entertain on the silver
wouldn't be the first film with Berlusconi as a subject.
Nanni Moretti's Il Caimano (The Caiman) from
2006 which skewered Berlusconi appeared in competition
in Cannes; Videocracy, a controversial documentary
about Berlusconi's television empire from Erik Gandini,
screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2009; and Silvio
Forever, another critical documentary from Roberto Faenza,
made its rounds last year.
Berlusconi would presumably pen the film adaptation
of his life story.
One director who says he might be interested in making
a Berlusconi film is well-known Italian funnyman Carlo
Verdone, who bears a resemblance to the Italian leader.