Paolo Sorrentino's ('Loro', 'Il Divo', 'The Consequences of Love') deliriously entertaining 2014 Oscar- and BAFTA-winning film 'The Great Beauty' plays out like a modern 'La Dolce Vita'.
Sorrentino regular Toni Servillo - whose entrance in the film is worth the price of admission alone - plays Jep Gambardella, a once acclaimed novelist-turned-columnist, through whose world-weary eyes we witness the decadence of a bankrupt culture consuming itself. The result is a brilliant, stunningly shot satire of life in Berlusconi's Italy.
★★★★★ "A swooning love letter to Roman decadence" - Peter Bradshaw's Film of the Week, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A shimmering coup de cinema to make your heart burst, your mind swim and your soul roar" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph