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Brain food : La Grande Bellezza film

I just saw the stunning La Grande Bellezza , or The Great Beauty. This is Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film , an introspective movie about love and loss , power and prestige and the relevance of self .

I am definitely going back to see it again because it is quite overwhelming and so rich in details and I wanted it to never end .

This is what The Guardian says :

Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza is a compelling tragicomedy of Italy’s leisured classes in the tradition of Antonioni’s La Notte or Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. It is a pure sensual overload of richness and strangeness and sadness, a film sometimes on the point of swooning with dissolute languour, savouring its own ennui like a truffle. But more often it’s defiantly rocking out, keeping the party going as the night sky pales, with all the vigour of well-preserved, middle-aged rich people who can do hedonism better than the young. It is set in Rome, populated by the formerly beautiful and the currently damned, and featuring someone who doesn’t quite fall into either category.

Servillo plays bon vivant socialite Jep Gambardella, a Rome playboy who wrote a fine novel in his youth but has since devoted himself to immaculate indolence. By day he rests and reads a little; by night he comes alive, a vampire in a linen suit, throwing great raves for primped and preened pals in his penthouse.

Magnificent !

And a big shout out to the brilliant programming of the Angelika Film Center in New York , one of those unique independent movie houses where you go to knowing that you will always find something smart and special to watch.

 



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  3. Thanks for finally talking about > Brain food : La Grande Bellezza film

  4. Nicanor says:

    Angelika Film Center in New York marca un camino hacia un tipo de salas que podrían no desaparecer porque su función no sólo es la de “mostrar”, sino la de “editar” -siempre con maestría y personalidad- el inmenso océano de la producción anual de películas.
    Vi hace ¿2 años’ “This must be the place” en Cannes y me dejó absolutamente conmocionado por su belleza y su mirada-taladro al los rincones del ser humano. Gracias por recordarme que tengo que ver “The Great Beauty”, tu opinión es la Biblia para mí.

    • fashionspinx says:

      Gracias Nicanor ! sabia que eras un Angelika Film Center fan…….que sitio mas unico
      en la programación de ayer tenían 4 de 5 películas que quería ver !
      vi 2 películas….una tras otra.

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