La grande bellezza

Year: 2013
Country: Italy, France
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte
Genre: comedy, drama
Runtime: 142 min.
Age: 18+

Jep Gambardella is an ageing man-about-town at the centre of Rome's fashionable nightlife, elegant as a vampire. He is famous for his journalism, and for having written one promising novel in his 20s and nothing else, but more for knowing everyone who matters.

In his 60s, Jep is content with his life and about to drift blearily off into mortality's shade when he is electrified by an unexpected event. A stranger presents himself at the door of his bachelor apartment with a revelation that moves Jep profoundly and triggers in him a new passionate connoisseurship of all he has loved, all he has wasted, along with a tiny sense that he might start writing seriously again along with a tiny sense that he might start writing seriously again

Awards & Festivals:

Academy Award – Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Cannes Film Festival – participation
BAFTA Award – Best Film not in the English Language Paolo Sorrentino
Golden Globes, USA – Best Foreign Language