Award-winning film to be shown April 24
The Great Beauty, an award-winning Italian film, will be
shown at 7 p.m. April 24 at Shippensburg University.
The showing, in Dauphin Humanities Center 051, is free and
open to the public. It is sponsored by the university’s Interdisciplinary Arts
The film won the Academy Award and Golden Globe award for best foreign language
film, and the BAFTA Award
for best film not in the English language.
The 2013 film was co-written and directed by Paolo
Sorrentino. According to online reviews, the film centers around Jep
Gambardella, a famous and retired author, who spends the night after his 65th
birthday party walking through the ruins and city streets of Rome where he
encounters various characters while reflecting on his life, his first love, and
sense of unfulfillment.