MLES Cine-Club: La Grande Bellezza

Please join us on Tuesday 7th October at 5 pm in HumSS 125 for the first film in the 2014-15 MLES Cine-Club
La Grande Bellezza (“The Great Beauty”)
Italy, 2013

By Paolo Sorrentino

Starring Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone and Sabrina Ferilli

Original Version with English Subtitles
Presented by Dr Federico Faloppa

LA-GRANDE-BELLEZZA_ServilloJournalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. 
Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film a the Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe and the BAFTA award, The Great Beauty is a “swooning love letter to Roman decadence…, Paolo Sorrentino’s greatest film yet” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)