What happens when you have lived to the edge and you see all this? Possibly the only thing left is the nostalgia. La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) (20013, Italy) tells the story ofJep Gambardella, a writer whose sole purpose is to live his life how he pleases, and without explanation to anyone. At 65, with the success in his hands and a seductive air, Gambardella start to feel tired of his lifestyle and feel some revulsion to society around him, and even to himself. The film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino paints a portrait of extreme decay, adds fanfare and clichés of a new neoliberal modernity. It was the winner of an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
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