Best Foreign Language Film category nomination for the Oscars.
The Great Beauty (2013)
This writeup comes from the Dryden Theater webpage:
(La grande bellezza, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France 2013, 142 min., Italian w/ subtitles, 35mm)
Rochester Premiere! Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Sunday, January 26 at 5 p.m. at the Dryden Theater, The George Eastman House
After we can go over to Starry Nites on University and Atlantic for drinks, desserts and discussion. They are open until 9 on Sundays.
Watch the trailer!