The Great Beauty, Best Film Not in the English Language at the BAFTAs

The Great Beauty movie photo

One more award, perhaps one step closer to the Oscars. Paolo Sorrentino’s LUX Prize Official Selection title The Great Beauty has just been named Best Film Not in the English Language at the BAFTAs. The awards, given out each year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, have crowned the Italian film over and above some of this year’s best titles, such as Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing.


Sorrentino’s film has already become one of the biggest recent hits in Italian cinema, as it has already snagged four European Film Awards (including Best Film) and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, among other prizes all over the world. On top of its success during the awards season, it has grossed more than €7 million at the Italian box office.

Will it continue its successful journey by taking home the César and the Oscar? Or will its throne be usurped by The Broken Circle Breakdown? Don’t miss the award ceremonies, which will take place on 28 February and 2 March, respectively.