La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)

Paolo Sorrentino
France
Italy
142 min
2013
La Grande Bellezza
Synopsis: 

Indifferent and seductive, Rome offers itself up to the astonished eyes of tourists; it is summer and the city shines with a beauty that is elusive and definitive. Jep Gambardella is 65 and his character emanates a charm that time has not ravaged. He is a successful journalist who flits between culture and the high life in a Rome that never ceases being a sanctuary of wonder and greatness. Behind the decadence and decay of reality, the city continues to preserve a hidden and sometimes desperate beauty.

Screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi
Cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
Film editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Art director: Stefania Cella
Producer: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Fabio Conversi
Production: Indigo Film, Medusa Film, Babe Films, Pathé Films, France 2 Cinéma
Sales Agent: Pathé International
Distributor: Medusa Film, Pathé Distribution, DCM Film Distribution GmbH