The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza) dir. Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France, 2013, 144 min
Composer: L. Marchitelli
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. After his 65th birthday, Jep Gambardella, an aging intellectual and one-time writer, decides to dedicate his life to the search of a meaning. On the background of a mysterious and wonderful Rome, our main character slowly rediscovers beauty under the monotonous, empty shell of a lifetime between sinners. Following a boring night spent between the sheets of a boring and egocentric rich woman from Milan, Jep decides to stick on a quieter quality of life, but several, casual, meetings will force him to reconsider his priorities. A stripper on the verge of breakdown, the ex-husband of his first love, a bizarre magician and a living Saint from a far away reality, will soon allow Jep to discover his own, personal, Great Beauty.