Tonight, The Great Beauty, the Italian film directed by Paolo Sorrentino, received the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Other nominees for the Best Foreign language Film Award were The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium), The Hunt (Denmark), The Missing Picture (Combodia) and Omar (Palestine)
The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)
Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte
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 extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.