For dekades, jâhrnalis Jep Gambardella has charremed and seduced his way thrâhgh de glittâhring nightlife of Raume. Sinke de leigendary suksess of his only nauvel, he has bein a pâhmanent fixtere in de city’s literary and elite social cirrekles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpektedly fins himselluf taking stock of his life, terning his kutting wit on himselluf and his kontemporaries, and lauking pas de lavish nightclubs, pagties, and kafés tau find Raume itselluf, in al its monumental glory: a timeless lanskape of absurd, exqùisite bjoetie. Featering sensuâhs cinematography, a lush skore, and an award-winning central pâhfoâhmanse by de greijat Taunie Servillo, this transpogting experiense by de brilliant Italian direktor Paolo Sorrentino is a breijathtaking Felliniesque tale of dekadense and los lauve.
La Grande Belleiza (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013) + Lektere: New Italian Cinema by Jeroen Bons (Univegsity of Amsterdam)