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As we descend further and further into awards season, it becomes easy to get swept up in the barrage of hugely buzzed about “for your consideration” prestige films. This is particularly true in a year such as this, where the contention for Best Picture is hotter than ever. Unfortunately, we tend to neglect the strengths of other films released around the same time that are usually pigeonholed into smaller categories.

This year, it looks like the Foreign Language Film category is the one to look out for, with strong competition between some seriously excellent films. However, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest, The Great Beauty, currently stands head-and-shoulders above the others.

Set in modern-day Rome, The Great Beauty begins at the 65th birthday party of Jep Gambardella (the brilliant Toni Servillo), a suffering writer suffering serious doubts about his artistic ability. 40 years ago, he wrote a famous novel entitled The Human Apparatus, »

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