THE GREAT BEAUTY (15)

Date Time
Tues 11th March 7.45pm
Weds 12th March 7.45pm

Dir. Paulo Sorrentino, Italy/France, 2013, 142 mins, subtitles
Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli

BAFTA Best Foreign Language film 2014

Paolo Sorrentino’s (Il Divo, The Consequences of Love) deliriously entertaining new film plays out like a modern La Dolce Vita. Sorrentino regular Toni Servillo – whose entrance in the film is worth the price of admission alone – plays Jep Gambardella, a once acclaimed novelist-turned-columnist, through whose world-weary eyes we witness the decadence of a bankrupt culture consuming itself. The result is a brilliant, stunningly shot satire of life in Berlusconi’s Italy…

‘A swooning love letter to Roman decadence’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian *****

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