The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)
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Rene

The real star of this film is Rome. A portrait so loving I immediately booked a trip there after seeing it.

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Elijah

Surprised that this is the first time I'm encountering a film by Sorrentino. Ah and what an encounter! This is an epic film; the score and the cinematography are totally mesmerizing. Thanks Kanopy for screening this.

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Emily

Beautiful film. Visually stunning. You'll want to watch again and again.

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Joshua

Possibly the best film of the decade. Seeing this in the theater was one of the most moving experiences I've ever had. Films like this remind me of why I keep coming back to cinema and why I wish to share my own voice. I will forever remember this film.
Thank you so much, Paolo ...Read more

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Zoe

I completely agree, I re-watched this over and over when it came out, the camera that never stops moving, the poetic writing, totally mesmerizing. FYI - we're working on getting Sorrentino's "The Pope" series soon, stay tuned!

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L

Weird but mesmerizing.

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