Detroit Film Theatre


THE GREAT BEAUTY

Friday, January 17, 2014

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Italy/2013—Directed by Paolo Sorrentino)
 
Academy Award® nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
Winner, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.
 
Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) 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. In Italian With English subtitles. (142 min.)
 
"Critics' Pick! A deliriously alive movie." –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times