Time: (Thursday) at 20.00 (doors open at 19.30)
Film Title: La Grande Belleza (English: The Great Beauty)
The grande bellezza, like the grande tristezza, can mean love, sex, art, or death, but above all it means Rome, and the city is evoked with staggering flair and attack. Sorrentino’s signature swooping and zooming camera discloses scenes and figures and faces.
We see a sunny, glorious morning in the city: a Japanese tourist has collapsed, through fatigue, or perhaps some aesthetic overload, a Roman death epiphany.
The director then contrives a thrilling hard cut from this subdued scene to a deafening Eurotrash party thrown for Jep’s 65th birthday, pulsing to Sorrentino’s favorite glassy electro-pop: a writhing Bosch mass of revelers.
Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
Running time: 142 minutes
4F, No. No. 182, Section 4, Bade Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, 105
(Nanjing Sanming MRT Station exit 2)
Tickets: Free entry (please buy one drink to support the venue)