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The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty 15 rating

Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored of his life of decadence.

Drama 2013 141 mins

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Overview

Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, visually sumptuous film is one of the most acclaimed of 2013 and the winner of numerous awards, including the Bafta, Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

In Rome, Jep Gambardella, an ageing writer who wrote a successful novel in his early twenties is now making a living as a journalist. He attends a series of decadent parties but becomes tired of his life as a dilettante and begins to reflect on a love affair from his youth.