La Grande Bellezza emerged as the clear overall winner at the recent European Film Awards held in Berlin on December 7, 2013. Paolo Sorrentino’s examination of decadence, beauty and paradise lost picked up awards for Best Film, Best Actor (Toni Servillo), Best Editing and Best Director.
La Grande Bellezza was presented at the Cannes Film festival 2013, but was passed over in favour of another remarkable film, “Blue is the Warmest Colour”. It is currently on release in a number of countries and listed for other awards, notably the Oscars as a Foreign Film.
Italy was well represented at this year’s event in Berlin, as Ennio Morricone was awarded for his work in Giuseppe Tornatore’s “The Best Offer” starring Geoffrey Rush and Jim Sturgess.
See the complete list of winners.
Sorrentino revisits La Dolce Vita in a lush, brilliant ode to vacuity and redemption.
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