The Great Beauty (2013)
Wednesday and Thursday, May 14-15, 2014:
THE GREAT BEAUTY
2013, Italy/France, 142 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Written by Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Starring Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli,
Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi,
In Italian w/English subtitles
Wed & Thu: 8:00 pm
Rare 35mm screening! This beautifully photographed film was shot on 35mm, but most local screenings have been DCP presentations. This is a rare chance to see it projected in 35mm.
"The Great Beauty, an essay on nostalgia, gives even the cynics a faith in the vibrancy of movies and the reviving artistry of Paolo Sorrentino ... it is the year's grandest, most exhilarating foreign film."
Richard and Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine
"A radiant work on the meaning of life ... The Great Beauty is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic. But more than intoxicating imagery is on director Paolo Sorrentino's mind, a lot more."
Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
"A deliriously alive movie ... a wildly inventive and sometimes thrilling ode to sensibility and to some of its linguistic cousins, like sensation, sensitivity and sentiment."
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"The face of Toni Servillo is one of the treasures of modern cinema ... Look no further, if you wish to know whether, where, and in what guise the spirit of Fellini remains at work and, better still, at play."
Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
"I can't remember when a film last gave me such a surge of pure pleasure no, outright euphoria as The Great Beauty ... I find the film infinitely resonant, as inexhaustibly explorable as Rome itself."
Jonathan Romney, Film Comment
"Thrillingly good ... Sorrentino offers the most ravishing footage of Rome I've ever seen."
John Powers, Fresh Air, National Public Radio
"A blast. There's little sense in trying to resist the film's tumultuous visual banquet. Sorrentino's vision is the size of Rome itself, and his confidence is dazzling."
Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice
"The Great Beauty is a subtly daring cinematic high-wire act ... And it might just be the most unforgettable film of the year."
Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
Screening format: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036