The Great Beauty

Synopsis & Film Details

Filmworks presents the Italian drama that The Washington Post calls “more ravishingly Fellini-esque than many of Federico Fellini’s own movies.” Winner of four top honors at the 2013 European Film Awards — including Best Film and Best Director — the movie tells the story of journalist Jep Gambardella, an aging bon vivant who has risen to the higher echelons of Rome’s exquisite nightlife scene through his one and only successful novel. At his 65th birthday, Jep faces a revelation from his past, leading him to further examine his opulent, esoteric lifestyle. Directed by rising filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, critics have hailed the film as a contemporary update of Fellini’s classic La Dolce Vita, exploring the intoxicating effects of the upper-class life in Rome. In Italian, with English subtitles.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Italy/France (2013) • 142 Minutes • Not Rated

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