World Cinema Film Festival: "The Great Beauty"
- 2/19/2014 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
- Event Type: Movie/Film
- Sponsor: Cinema Studies
- Contact: Laurie Holland
- - Open to the Public -
Bowdoin's World Cinema Film Festival offers a varied program of important contemporary narrative and documentary films from around the world with post-screening discussions moderated by faculty and students.
The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy 2013) is presented by Allison Cooper (Italian)and Gretchen Williams '14 (Art History/Italian). A love letter to Roman decadence, this tragicomedy of Italy's leisured classes is a sensual overload and a scathing commentary on Italian politics and society.
“A deliriously alive movie … a wildly inventive and sometimes thrilling ode to sensibility and to some of its linguistic cousins, like sensation, sensitivity and sentiment.” -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“A radiant work on the meaning of life … The Great Beauty is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic. But more than intoxicating imagery is on director Paolo Sorrentino’s mind, a lot more.” -Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
For more information, contact the Film Studies Program at (207) 725-3552.