FOCA Film Series: Who Are We? The Art of Memory - La Gran Belleza
$10 for the general public / $5 for Members / FREE for Circles and FOCA Members
Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
(dir. Paolo Sorrentino / Italy 2013 / 142 min / Not Rated /Color / In Italian with English subtitles)