La grande bellezza Directed by Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, This Must Be the Place).

This year we boldly open the festival with Sorrentino's sweeping, evocative tale in style of Rossellini and Fellini. Toni Servillo delivers a career-defining performance as the charismatic Jep, a famous journalist and single man-about-town who early promise as a novelist was never fulfilled. From the grandeur of Rome’s most famous palaces, aqueducts and fountains to a secret garden locked away by key, The Great Beauty is carnival for the senses and a cinematic feast - at once delightful, nostalgic, and inspiring.

“…a brilliantly executed, glitteringly hypnotic film.” THE GUARDIAN

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