The Great Beauty
Film - CineMasters Filmfest 2013

The Great Beauty

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino


Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Section: CineMasters
Country: France, Italy
Year: 2013
PT: La Grande Bellezza - Die große Schönheit
Language: Italian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte


The Great Beauty

Rome is the beautiful and indifferent backdrop to the private dramas which unfold before the protagonist, Jep Gambardella, a laconic 65-year-old writer and journalist, played by Sorrentino's leading man of choice, Toni Servillo. Roman nobility, actors, fallen aristocrats, intellectuals, social climbers and high class criminals' personal stories come to life in the most beautiful villas, sumptuous apartments and verdant terraces of Rome, like a picturesque Babylon. Rome, as in many other films shot in the Italian capital, is a silent protagonist, brooding and beautiful, like a silent heroine.

This film is part of the Hommage | Retrospective: Paolo Sorrentino.

Meet the director

Paolo Sorrentino


Screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino
Director of Photography: Luca Bigazzi
Film Editor: Christiano Travaglioli
Composer: Lele Marchitelli
Production Designer: Stefania Cella
Costume Design: Daniela Ciancio
Sound: Emanuele Cecere, Silvia Moraes
Producer: Nicola Giuliano
Production Company: Indigo Film
Co-Producer: Francesca Cima, Fabio Conversi, Jérôme Seydoux
World Sales: Pathé International
Distributor: DCM Film Distribution GmbH