Thursday/Saturday, 9:00 pm
Friday/Sunday, 6:30 pm
(Italy/France 2013, 142 min.) STC
In Italian with English subtitles
Winner of Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globe Awards 2014.
Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city`s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagance to find Rome in all its glory. “It’s a beauty, all right. It’s more a style show than a deep philosophical treatise, but with surfaces this sleek and faces this interesting, I’ll take style over substance any day. Director and co-writer Paolo Sorrentino, who worked with [Toni] Servillo on, among others, “Il Divo,” has given us a “La Dolce Vita” for a new century, and a different, swirling collection (in widescreen color this time, as opposed to Fellini’s black and white) of artists, actors, poseurs, striptease artists, performance artists, the rich, the famous, the sacred, the profane.” Chicago Tribune