The Great Beauty Viewing Party

Date Change: Thursday September 15, 2022 7pm

Where: The Selby Attic Theater, 3rd floor, 25 Selby St .

About this Film

The Great Beauty (Italian: La grande bellezza [la ˈɡrande belˈlettsa]) is a 2013 art drama film co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Filming took place in Rome starting on 9 August 2012. It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it was screened in competition for the Palme d’Or. It was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the 2013 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (winning Grand Prix), and at the 2013 Reykjavik European Film Festival.

The film won Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe and the BAFTA award in the same category. It is a co-production between the Italian Medusa Film and Indigo Film and the French Babe Films, with support from Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Pathé and France 2 Cinéma. With a production budget of €9.2 million, the film grossed over $24 million worldwide.

Why this film?

It’s the film  that reminds me of:

  1. every trip i have had to Europe: elegance, partying, candid conversations not growing old gracefully at all.
  2. I secretly want to be Jep
  3. It convinced me to move to Europe

Also, I love this film because it views every scene from the eyes of ALL the characters, even the extras. That means lots of short cuts, But it is fascinating. Example, in the party scene, look how he cuts to the bored burlesque dancers that can’t hear the music.  AMAZING.

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Note: This is a longer film, please show up on time.


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