CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Le Grande Belleza" is "La Dolci Vita" a generation later

On the smaller screen at the **Florida Atlantic University Living Room Theater,** one can have an intimate experience with Italy's **Le Grande Belleza** (The Great Beauty).**  Director Paolo Sorrentino tells the tale of Jep (Toni Servillo), a 65 year old man who is tired living "La Dolce Vita" culture since the 1960s.  Having written an influential novelette decades ago, Jep lives a shallow life in which he has lived off the reputation of his book.  Jep undergoes a spiritual revelation when he meets a nun (who is a similar age) who has lived a life of chasity and poverty.
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