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The Great Beauty (2013)
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Director:Paolo Sorrentino Produced by: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Fabio Conversi Writter:Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello  Running time:142 min  Country:Italy Language:Italian Genre:Comedy | Drama  Subtitle:English 

Starring: Toni Servillo: Jep Gambardella, Carlo Verdone: Romano, Sabrina Ferilli: Ramona, Carlo Buccirosso: Lello Cava,
Iaia Forte: Trumeau
, Pamela Villoresi: Viola, Galatea Ranzi: Stefania, Franco Graziosi: Count Colonna, Sonia Gessner: Countess Colonna,
Giorgio Pasotti: Stefano
, Massimo Popolizio: Alfio Bracco, Serena Grandi: Lorena, Ivan Franek: Ron Sweet,
Roberto Herlitzka: Cardinal Bellucci
, Isabella Ferrari: Orietta, Fanny Ardant: Herself, Antonello Venditti: Himself

 

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Award / Film Festival Category Recipient(s) Result
79th New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Foreign Language Film Paolo Sorrentino Runner-up
71st Golden Globe Awards Best Foreign Language Film Paolo Sorrentino Pending
67th Silver Ribbon Awards Special Nastro d''Argento Toni Servillo Honored
Best Director Paolo Sorrentino Nominated
Best Producer Nicola Giuliano and Francesca Cima Nominated
Best Screenplay Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Carlo Verdone Won
Best Supporting Actress Sabrina Ferilli Won
Best Cinematography Luca Bigazzi Won
Best Costumes Daniela Ciancio Nominated
Best Sound Emanuele Cecere Won
Best Score Lele Marchintelli Nominated
66th Cannes Film Festival Palme d''Or Paolo Sorrentino Nominated
53rd Italian Golden Globe Best Director Paolo Sorrentino Nominated
Best Actor Toni Servillo Nominated
Best Cinematography Luca Bigazzi Won
Best Music Lele Marchintelli Nominated
34th Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Foreign Language Film Paolo Sorrentino Won
29th Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film Paolo Sorrentino Pending
26th European Film Awards Best Film Paolo Sorrentino Won
Best Director Paolo Sorrentino Won
Best Actor Toni Servillo Won
Best Screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello Nominated
Best Editor Cristiano Travaglioli Won
20th Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Language Film Paolo Sorrentino Won
18th Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Foreign Language Film Paolo Sorrentino Won
18th Satellite Awards Best Foreign Language Film Paolo Sorrentino Pending
17th Hollywood Film Awards Best International Film Paolo Sorrentino Won
Best Independent Film Paolo Sorrentino Won
Best Adapted Screenplay Paolo Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello Won
Best Actor Toni Servillo Nominated
Breakout Performance Toni Servillo Nominated
16th British Independent Film Awards Best Foreign Independent Film Paolo Sorrentino Won


The Great Beauty (Italian: La grande bellezza) is a 2013 Italian film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It is a co-production between the Italian Medusa Film and Indigo Film and the French Babe Films, with support from Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Pathé. Filming took place in Rome starting on 9 August 2012. It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it was screened in competition for the Palme d''Or. It was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and at the 2013 Reykjavik European Film Festival.

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Storyline
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Journalist Jep Gambardella 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.

User Reviews
Like Swimming in Honey
7 September 2013 | by thedozinglion (South of France)
This film is a modern masterpiece of Cinema. Luca Bigazzi''s cinematography is beautiful, with elegant tracking shots of Rome that draw the viewer into the loveliness of Jep''s world (even if age and experience seems to have robbed him of the ability to feel and see this great beauty himself).

The enchanting score of choral works by David Lang (I Lie), Vladimir Martynov (The Beatitudes), John Tavener (The Lamb) and Arvo Part (My Heart is in the Highlands) give depth to the wonderful images of Rome. This haunting soundtrack replaces the need for dialogue and adds intensity to Servillo''s melancholic performance.

Servillo''s acting is superb from his moments of dry humour to the heartbreaking intensity of those feelings he cannot quite hold on to.

La Grande Bellezza gives a window into Roman life that is probably only fully understood by a fellow Roman. However all can appreciate the aesthetic pleasure of Sorrentino''s Rome and the bittersweet meanderings of its characters.

This is a cinema of the highest order, imbued with elegance & style. For the viewer it is like swimming in honey. Grazie Signore Sorrentino.


 

 





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