Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Great Beauty (2013) A Film by Paolo Sorrentino
I've never actually seen a film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, This Must be the Place) until now, but based on my positive response to The Great Beauty, I'll be sure to start hunting more down. His latest is a virtuosic visual hymn to contemporary Rome, indelibly haunted by the influence of legendary Italian filmmakers (Fellini and Antonioni especially) and other formidable European auteurs of generations past (several shots suggest the grandiosity of the late Theodoros Angelopoulos). My review can be found here.