Italy's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, director Paolo Sorrentino's THE GREAT BEAUTY tells the story of an aging Roman journalist who enjoys a life of hedonism and excess in the upper-echelons of the Italian capital's social circles, but whose 65th birthday prompts a sobering bout of self-reflection. When Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) came to Rome at the age of 26, he was quickly swept-up into the city's vibrant nightlife. Following the success of his first and only novel, rising journalist Gambardella became a literary icon. Years later, Gambardella enjoys a life of privilege and unbridled excess; he's the life of every party, and rarely a night goes by that he isn't holding court in one of the city's hottest clubs. Things couldn't get much better until, on the day he turns 65, Gambardella is reminded of a chapter from his past that gives him a striking new perspective on the magnificent city that he has come to call home. Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, and Carlo Buccirosso co-star.
Luca Bigazzi - Director of Photography, BREAD AND TULIPS (2001)
Paolo Sorrentino - Director, ONE MAN UP (2002)
Dario Cantarelli - Italian Actor/ THE BEST MAN (1997)
Vernon Dobtcheff - Character Actor
Roberto Herlitzka - Actor/"Favorite Son"
Isabella Ferrari - Actress
Serena Grandi - Italian Actress - "The Dolly Parton of Italy"
Massimo Popolizio - Actor, MY BROTHER IS AN ONLY CHILD
Galatea Ranzi - Italian Actor
Toni Servillo - Actor, LUNA ROSSO (2002)
Giorgio Pasotti - Actor, THE LAST KISS (2002)
Carlo Buccirosso - Actor
Ivan Franek - Actor, CHAOS (2003)
"Jep is too insightful an observer of humanitys flaws, and too attuned to flashes of beauty in lives unlike the one he has chosen, to confine himself to ephemeral indulgences. And through his deeply humane yearning the film ascends to greater heights." - 06/17/2017 The Atlantic