La Grande Bellezza
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Writer(s): Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello
Producer(s): Francesca Cima and Nicola Giuliano
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Toni Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Verdone, Isabella Ferrari and Giorgio Pasotti.
We give credit where credit is due – Paolo Sorrentino might have ceremoniously belly-flopped with his last feature, This Must Be the Place, but we’d be hard pressed to completely dismiss this revenge film oddity. On the flipside, his previous political epic Il divo is gold. La Grande Bellezza (English translation would be The Great Beauty) sees Sorrentino reteam with Toni Servillo in what is said to be Fellini-esque venture.
Gist: The story of an aging journalist Jap Gambardella (Toni Servillo) who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today’s Rome.
Release Date: An April release date is set for Italy – so this logically will be included in the Cannes Main Competition.