#Italian Films: La Grande Bellezza – film and director featured this week

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(Photo courtesy of American Cinematheque)

GOLDEN GLOBE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM SYMPOSIUM
EGYPTIAN THEATRE
6712 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028
Saturday, January 11 - 1:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre

Free Event! You’ve Seen Their Films, Now Meet These Filmmakers In Person!

Please join us for a FREE panel discussion with the filmmakers of the Golden Globe nominees for Best Foreign Language Film in person!

For more information: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/golden-globe-foreign-language-nominees-2014

The film screened earlier this week.  Here is the information about the film:  Trailer

THE GREAT BEAUTY/LA GRANDE BELLEZZA    2013, Janus Films, 142 min, Italy, Dir: Paolo Sorrentino

Director Paolo Sorrentino (IL DIVO) returns with a dazzling elegy to Rome’s past glories - and those of Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), a once-promising writer who fritters away his time with Roman high society. There are echoes of LA DOLCE VITA in this portrait of a man adrift in the Eternal City, not the least of which is the sense that we are witnessing a master filmmaker at work. Official selection of the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival, and Italy’s official entry for the 2014 Foreign-Language Film Oscar. “THE GREAT BEAUTY will surprise, perplex and bewitch highbrow audiences yearning for cinematic feasts.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety. In Italian with English subtitles