“The Great Beauty” and the Tuscan charm …
A new event for Italian cinema, Hollywood returns to applaud Italy , after fifteen years after the historic victory of toscanaccio Roberto Benigni for “Life is Beautiful ” , Paolo Sorrentino arrives who dedicates his statuette to the ” Talking Heads , Federico Fellini , Martin Scorsese and Diego Armando Maradona . “
But how Tuscany is hiding in the film? Let’s start with the because in this land Sorrentino chose to set the adolescent memories of the protagonist Jep ( Servillo ) , precisely at the tip of the lighthouse Capel Rosso , in the south of the island. Unforgettable is the scene where the journalist Jep adult stops to observe the tragic wreck of the Costa Concordia .
Among the actors there is also the Prato Pamela Villoresi , who plays Viola , a friend of Jep , a mother who has to deal with a child with mental health problems . Origins of Pisa and Florence residence to Giusy Merli, great theater actress who ” Big Beauty ” plays the role of a saint surreal poetic , a sort of Mother Teresa with a miraculous breath makes flying a flock of pink flamingos. We come finally to Carlo Verdone, Roman Doc but with a hint of Siena in the heart . In fact his father , Professor Mario Verdone , an expert on Expressionism and artistic avant-garde of the twentieth century , was born in Siena and the Sienese kept the accent . The actor himself was baptized in the district of La Selva , and follows the Palio to be passionate .
We end our tour with Arezzo. The birthplace of a young violinist , Matteo Bendinelli , 24, who took care of some important aspects engineers : it is he who , in the background, in various stages of the film, mixing ambient sounds , giving the scene a very special appeal .