Oscars 2014: Select nominees for foreign-language film
By Mark Olsen
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'The Great Beauty' | Italy( Gianni Fiorito / Punto e Virgola / AP Photo )
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, "The Great Beauty" follows Jep Gambardella, a once-promising writer who has become a social fixture with Rome's jet-set. As he turns 65, Jep (played by the magnificent Toni Servillo) looks back on his colorful and glamorous life and wonders if it has added up to anything significant.
With its bold, expressive style, the film captures both the social swirl of Gambardella's life and the emotional crossroads of his personal dilemma.