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    Paolo Sorrentino Talks Oscar-Winner 'The Great Beauty' and What's Next (TRAILER)

    I first discovered the cinema of Italian auteur Paolo Sorrentino in 2008 when I saw "Il Divo" at Cannes, which also stars the incandescent Toni Servillo. Even though the biopic did a deep dive into the arcane Machiavellian politics of Italy, the movie was utterly accessible because Servillo carried ...

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    Emerging Pictures Announces “Cinema Made in Italy”

    Emerging Pictures recently announced “Cinema Made In Italy,” a major new initiative between Istituto Luce- Cinecittà, the Italian Trade Commission and Emerging Pictures that will pro-vide distribution and marketing support to five major Italian films with the goal of broadening the audience for Ital...

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    OSCAR ODDS: The Great Beauty, Child’s Pose, The Past and Gloria

    Among all the national Oscar ® submissions for consideration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will nominate 5 on January 16, 2014 to compete for Best Foreign Language Film. One of those five films will receive the Oscar ® for Best Non-English-feature at the Oscar ® Awards Mar...

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    Festival Fave & Belgium's Oscar Entry 'Broken Circle Breakdown' Leads European Film Awards Nominees

    If there's one movie you might hear The Playlist prattling on about in the next few weeks, it's Felix van Groeningen's "Broken Circle Breakdown." Having already won the heart of Jessica Kiang when it hit Karlovy Vary earlier this year, I saw it this past week and was equally taken with the moving, m...

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    WATCH: New Trailer for Paolo Sorrentino's Modern Spin on Fellini, 'The Great Beauty,' Plus Review Roundup

    A new official trailer has arrived for Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," Italy's Oscar selection for this year's Foreign-Language race. The film is a formally gorgeous, lyrically shot epic following an aging journalist (the eminently watchable Toni Servillo of "Il Divo" fame) floating through R...

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