Friday 29 October 2021
Doors/Wine tasting: 6.30pm
Screening begins: 7.30pm
Tickets: £20 cabaret seat*, £16 classic seat
All tickets include a tasting paddle of 3 wines.
*cabaret tables seat 4 people, you may be sharing with other people if you are not already a group of 4.
Welcome to the second of Vinema's series of informal, eclectic evenings for discovering wines and film from those countries of the world that produce the best of both.
There will be six distinctive wines available at the bar by the glass or bottle to enjoy and take to your seat in the Salon to watch the film.
The bar will also be open afterwards for wine and film confabulation.
With our next evening of the series - we venture to Italy with Paolo Sorrentino’s epic film, The Great Beauty.
A love letter to Rome and the great classics of Italian cinema; this film takes you on a sensuously intense journey, at times veering towards the melancholic, before snapping back with an overall sense of joyful exuberance and exultation.
Jep Gambardella (Tony Servillo) has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
“The great attraction of human beings, is that this beauty manifests itself in fleeting moments and thunders. Exterior beauty is ephemeral, it comes and goes. But true beauty is connected to other feelings, such as joy and tenderness.”
‘The Great Beauty’ - 2013
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Written by Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contarello
Toni Servillo (Jep Gambardella)
Carlo Verdone (Romano)
Sabrina Ferilli (Ramona)
Carlo Buccirosso (Lello Cava)
Iaia Forte (Trumeau)
Pamela Villoresi (Viola)
Galatea Ranzi (Stefania)
Massimo De Francovich (Egidio)
Roberto Herlitzka (Cardinale)
Isabella Ferrari (Orietta)
Italian with English subtitles
Duration: 142 minutes
The Great Beauty premiered at the 2013 Cannes Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or. It was shown at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, the 2013 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (winning Grand Prix), and at the 2013 Reykjavik European Film Festival. The film won Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe and the BAFTA award in the same category.
Paolo Sorrentino has many wonderful films, including Il Divo, The Consequences of Love, The family Friend and Loro. His latest film The Hand of God has just been screened at the Venice Film Festival and expected to be released around the world on 3 December 2021.