The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)
- Italy / France
- 2h 22min
- Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
- Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli
- UK release: 6 September 2013
The story of an aging writer who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today's Rome.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
The Great Beauty4 Sep 2013
A long, sprawling, Fellini-esque portrait of modern Rome by Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino dares to court comparison with maestro Federico Fellini in The Great Beauty, a sprawling, virtuoso fresco of modern Rome that feels like a 21st century companion piece to La Dolce Vita. The lush visual elegance that has become a…
Autumn film preview 2013: arthouse highlights30 Aug 2013
The Selfish Giant and Museum Hours among our hotly-tipped upcoming arthouse highlights
‘A huge mass of interlocked facts, characters and anecdotes, all gravitating around Rome’, is how Italian maestro Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) has described his magnificent cinematic spectacle The Great Beauty (Fri 6 Sep). Toni Servillo’s ennui-laden…
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