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The Great Beauty
January 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
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Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo) 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.
NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK
LOS ANGELES TIMES CRITIC’S PICK
“A deliriously alive movie, THE GREAT BEAUTY is the story of a man, a city, a country and a cinema, though not necessarily in that order… As he emerges from the long wandering that has defined him — a drift that Mr. Sorrentino suggests has been shared by one and all — Jep opens up to awe, affirming what all visitors know: we are only passing through, so we had better make the most of our visit.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“A blast. There’s little sense in trying to resist the film’s tumultuous visual banquet. Sorrentino’s vision is the size of Rome itself, and his confidence is dazzling.” – Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice
“THE GREAT BEAUTY, an essay on nostalgia, gives even the cynics a faith in the vibrancy of movies and the reviving artistry of Paolo Sorrentino… It is the year’s grandest, most exhilarating foreign film. ” – Richard and Mary Corliss, Time Magazine
LINK TO MOVIE TRAILER
Language: Italian (English subtitles)