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Friday Night Films

The Great Beauty

28.2.2014
The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)
The Great Beauty (film still)
The Great Beauty (film still)
The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (film still)

The Great Beauty (2013)

Dir. Paolo Sorrentino / Cert. 15 / 142 mins

Friday 28 February 2014

 

7pm / £5 (concessions £3) Pre-book on 01908 676 900

 

In Italian with English subtitles

 

Paolo Sorrentino's (Il Divo, The Consequences of Love) mesmerising and gorgeous Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated film plays out like a modern La Dolce Vita.  

 

Wealthy playboy Jep (Sorrentino regular Toni Servillo) should have been a great novelist, but after publishing just one book he has instead frittered his life away on parties and self-aggrandisement. On the morning after his outrageously decadent (and cinematically delirious) 65th birthday celebrations, he suddenly decides to go in search of some genuine meaning in life – the ‘great beauty’ of the title. His subsequent odyssey through the Rome of his memories, dreams and fantasies exposes him to the hypocrisy and venality of modern Italy, but also to profound spirituality and splendour.

 

The result is a brilliant, sumptuously shot satire of life in Berlusconi's Italy.

 

Genre:

Drama

February 2014

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

 

 

***** "When the credits began to roll at the press screening, some critics rose to their feet and just stared dumbly at the screen. I'm happy to admit I was among them" (Daily Telegraph)

 

***** "Sorrentino is so often compared to Fellini that it feels right that he has made the city of 'La Dolce Vita' the focus for this heady, beautiful, entrancing film" (Time Out)


**** "A simply breathtaking work of art with a very human, intensely cinematic heart" (Little White Lies)

 

**** "This movie looks and feels superb, it is pure couture cinema" (The Guardian)