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The Great Beauty

Drama


 

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, and now it is his 65th birthday.

Interesting characters litter "The Great Beauty" and Rome has a leading role. The ancient and venerated city is the perfect backdrop for a lifetime's reminiscences in a visually exhilarating movie piecing together one man's memories. This wildly creative piece of film-making is a stylish cinematic achievement to be experienced rather than watched. Simply stunning and unmistakably Italian, a contemplation on life, love and meaning that's as intoxicating as an operatic aria. Be seduced.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 23rd January 2014
Palace Films 141 mins