By Paolo Sorrentino
Starring Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone and Sabrina Ferilli
Original Version with English Subtitles
Journalist 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)