A Distinguished Resident: La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) 2013
AFG Film Club presents at The Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
Paolo Sorrentino: A Distinguished resident of the Euro Art-House
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 20:00
La Grand Bellezza (The Great Beauty) 2013, Italy, R, 142 min, Drama, BR
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli
For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the lavish nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome itself, in all its monumental glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.
* Special thanks to the program supporter Khachatur Aloyan (USA)
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.