‘La Grande Belleza’ wins Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes

This Sunday saw the Hollywood Foreign Press Associations annual celebration of excellence in film and TV – the Golden Globes. Glam celebrities lined the red carpet before collecting their awards. And of course Language Advantage was keeping a keen eye on the Best Foreign Film category.

‘La Gerande Belleza’ from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino beat off competition from ‘La Vie d’Adéle, Chapitres 1 et 2’ (Blue Is the Warmest Color) from France, the Danish film ‘Jagten’ (The Hunt), ‘Le Passé’ (The Past) from Iran and from Japan, ‘Kaze Tachinu’ (The Wind Rises) .

After thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press and his friends and family, the director concluded his acceptance speech by saying: “Thank you to Italy. That’s a crazy country, but beautiful. Thank you very much.”

An exploration of the contradictions and beauty of Rome, ‘La Grande Bellezza’ was the big winner of last year’s European Film Awards, taking home four gongs – for best European director, actor, editor and best film.

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