The countdown to Cannes is on, and we’ll soon know what films will be making it to the south of France, and which we’ll have to keep waiting for, but it looks like Paolo Sorrentino‘s “La Grande Bellezza” will be one of them. Already a movie we’re expecting to see, a brand new teaser trailer has arrived and it looks like something totally fresh from the filmmaker.
After breaking out with the political drama “Il Divo,” and moving sideways into the Sean-Penn-is-a-goth road movie “This Must Be The Place,” the director returns to his native Italy for ‘Bellezza’ and seems to be channeling Terrence Malick. With soaring opera and a camera practically making love to Rome, the film is led by Toni Servillo and is apparently a Fellini-esque tale of a journalist looking to recapture his youth in the city. It certainly seems as if it’s going to be something of a sensual experience, and this teaser is a great taste.
No domestic distribution yet, but “La Grande Bellezza” opens in France on May 22nd and Italy on May 23rd — right in the middle of Cannes….