January 29, 2015

The Great Beauty (film)

  • Place : AS2026, Grenfell Campus
  • Time : 19:00
  • Contact : iemke@grenfell.mun.ca
  • Details : According to a consensus of critics (which is hard to achieve, actually), the film "The Great Beauty" is "dazzlingly ambitious, beautifully filmed, and thoroughly enthralling." Not only that, but it has been said that it "portrays Italy more faithfully than its new prime minister." No need to go on, really... but we shall. Films from Away is pleased to offer this multi-award-winning film for one night only. The main character is an aging socialite, Jep Gambardella, who once wrote a famous novel in his twenties, only to retire into a comfortable life writing cultural columns and throwing parties in Rome. After his 65th birthday party, he walks through the ruins and city streets, encountering the various characters, reflecting on his life, his first love, and sense of unfulfillment. Free. All are welcome.