The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)
  • 2013
  • Italy / France
  • 2h 22min
  • 15
  • 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.

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The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

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The Great Beauty

4 Sep 20134 stars

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…

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‘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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