The Great Beauty
Director: Paolo Sorrentino Run Time: 142 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2013 Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Starring: Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Toni Servillo
FINAL WEEKS: playing at Nitehawk until March 27! The Best Foreign Language Film Academy winner, THE GREAT BEAUTY (LA BRANDE BELLEZZ) screens at Nitehawk.
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.