The great beauty La grande bellezza

Indigo Film (Firm), Medusa Film, Babe Films, Pathé cinéma (France), France 2 cinéma (Firm)

DVD - 2014

"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"--Container.

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Genres
Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2014]
Language
Italian
English
Corporate Authors
Indigo Film (Firm), Medusa Film, Babe Films, Pathé cinéma (France), France 2 cinéma (Firm)
Corporate Authors
Indigo Film (Firm) (production company), Medusa Film, Babe Films, Pathé cinéma (France), France 2 cinéma (Firm)
Other Authors
Paolo Sorrentino (screenwriter), Umberto Contarello (film producer), Nicola Giuliano (actor), Francesca Cima, Carlo Verdone, 1950-, Toni Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, 1964-, Carlo Buccirosso, 1954-, Iaia Forte, 1963-, Pamela Villoresi, 1957-, Galatea Ranzi, Franco Graziosi, 1929-, Giorgio Pasotti, 1973-, Massimo Popolizio, 1961-, Sonia Gessner, Anna Della Rosa, Luca Marinelli, Serena Grandi, 1958-, Ivan Franek, Vernon Dobtcheff, 1934-, Dario Cantarelli, Pasquale Petrolo, 1962-, Luciano Virgilio, 1943-, Giusi Merli, Anita Kravos, Massimo De Francovich, 1936-, Roberto Herlitzka, 1937-, Isabella Ferrari, 1964-
Edition
Director-approved two-DVD special edition ; widescreen
Item Description
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Special features: New conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda ; new interview with actor Toni Servillo ; new interview with screenwriter Contarello ; deleted scenes ; trailer ; booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD ; NTSC, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Awards
Academy Award Winner (2014): Best Foreign Language Film.
Production Credits
Cinematography, Luca Bigazzi ; editor, Cristiano Travaglioli ; music, Lele Marchitelli.
ISBN
9781604658095
9781604658361
  • Disc 1. Feature film
  • Disc 2. Special features.
Review by Library Journal Review

Reminiscent of Federico Fellini's classic La Dolce Vita, Paolo Sorrentino's foreign-language Oscar winner finds its wandering protagonist hobnobbing among high society types in modern-day Rome. A famous journalist whose literary aspirations long ago resulted in a single acclaimed novel, Jep (Toni Servillo) is in a reflective mood at 65, surveying the nocturnal nuttiness he nightly indulges in while still finding beauty in nature, art, and the memory of a boyhood inamorata who got away. An achingly gorgeous look at angst. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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