Case study

La grande bellezza

The Great Beauty is one of the three Italian films that matches five of the corpus criteria (films that found success in each of the sample countries, present at the major international film festivals, supported with Eurimages funding and the Creative Europe Media program, frequently present in the programs of Italian cinema classes at international universities, winner of an international award). It premiered (in competition) at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and was also shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as many other International film festivals. The film won the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, as well as at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs.

Director:
Paolo Sorrentino
Writer/s:
Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contranello
Cast:
Toni Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Verdone, Isabella Ferrari, Galatea Ranzi, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Luca Marinelli, Serena Grandi, Pamela Villoresi, Giorgio Pasotti
Producer/s:
Indigo Film [IT], Medusa Film [IT], Babe Film [FR] (co-production), Pathé [FR] (co-production), France 2 Cinéma [FR] (co-production), Mediaset [IT] (in association with), Canal+ [FR] (with the participation of), Ciné+ [FR] (in association with), France Télévisions [FR] (in association with), Regione Lazio [IT] (support), Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC) [IT] (support), Banca Popolare di Vicenza [IT] (support), Lazio Film Commission [IT] (support), Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l'Europe [FR] (support), MEDIA Programme of the European Union [BE] (support)
Release date:
May 21, 2013
International releases:
France May 21, 2013 (Cannes Film Festival)
Italy May 21, 2013
Switzerland May 22, 2013 (French speaking region)
France May 22, 2013
Italy June 4, 2013 (Bologna) (premiere)
Czech Republic June 30, 2013 (Karlovy Vary Film Festival)
Germany Jul 2, 2013 (Munich International Film Festival)
Germany Jul 25, 2013
Austria Jul 26, 2013
New Zealand Jul 28, 2013 (New Zealand International Film Festival)
Poland Aug 3, 2013 (Two Riversides Film and Art Festival)
Denmark Sept 5, 2013
United Kingdom Sept 6, 2013
Ireland Sept 6, 2013
Canada Sept 9, 2013 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Netherlands Sept 15, 2013 (Film by the Sea Film Festival)
Greece Sept 21, 2013 (Athens Film Festival)
Belgium Sept 25, 2013
Brazil Sept 26, 2013 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
Lithuania Oct 4, 2013
Canada Oct 7, 2013 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
Netherlands Oct 30, 2013 (Amsterdam Film Week)
Czech Republic Oct 31, 2013
Netherlands Nov 7, 2013
United States Nov 13, 2013 (AFI Fest)
Hungary Nov 14, 2013
Spain Nov 15, 2013 (Seville European Film Festival)
United States Nov 15, 2013 (limited)
United States Nov 16, 2013 (St. Louis International Film Festival)
Republic of Macedonia Nov 19, 2013 (Cinedays Film Festival)
Greece Nov 28, 2013
Spain Dec 5, 2013
Argentina Dec 6, 2013 (European Film Week)
United Arab Emirates Dec 9, 2013 (Dubai International Film Festival)
Estonia Dec 13, 2013
Brazil Dec 20, 2013
Norway Dec 20, 2013
Philippines Dec 20, 2013 (Cinemanila International Film Festival)
United States Jan 8, 2014 (Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Serbia Jan 22, 2014 (Küstendorf Film and Music Festival)
Australia Jan 23, 2014
Sweden Jan 24, 2014 (Göteborg International Film Festival)
Israel Jan 30, 2014
Poland Feb 7, 2014
Turkey Feb 7, 2014
Argentina Feb 20, 2014
Portugal Feb 20, 2014
Hong Kong Mar 5, 2014 (European Union Film Festival)
Serbia Mar 6, 2014 (Belgrade Film Festival)
Sweden Mar 14, 2014
United States Mar 14, 2014
Uruguay Mar 20, 2014 (Cinemateca Uruguaya)
Serbia Mar 27, 2014
Uruguay Mar 27, 2014
Finland Apr 18, 2014
Japan Apr 29, 2014 (Festival del Cinema Italiano Tokyo)
Chile May 1, 2014
Taiwan May 1, 2014
South Korea June 12, 2014
United States Jul 5, 2014 (Marfa Film Festival)
Japan Aug 23, 2014
South Africa Sept 26, 2014
Italy Oct 24, 2015 (Rome Film Festival) (extended version)
Italy June 27, 2016 (extended version) (limited)
Italy Oct 14, 2016 (cable TV premiere) (extended version)
Distributors:
Must Käsi [EE] – (2013) Theatrical
Artificial Eye [GB] – (2013) Theatrical
Cinemien [NL] – (2013) Theatrical
Cinemien [NL] – (2013) Theatrical
Cinemien [NL] – (2013) Theatrical
Cinenuovo [HU] – (2013) Theatrical
Feelgood Entertainment [GR] – (2013) Theatrical
Film Europe [CZ] – (2013) Theatrical
Film Europe [SK] – (2013) Theatrical
Janus Films [US] – (2013) (subtitled) Theatrical
Lusomundo [PT] – (2013) Theatrical
Mares Filmes [BR] – (2013) Theatrical
Medusa Distribuzione [IT] – (2013) Theatrical
Mongrel Media [CA] – (2013) Theatrical
Palace Films [AU] – (2013) Theatrical
Pathé [FR] – (2013) Theatrical
United King Films [IL] – (2013) Theatrical
Calinos Films [TR] – (2013) All media
DCM Film Distribution [DE] – (2013) All media
Filmladen [AT] – (2013) All media
Medusa Home Entertainment [IT] – (2013) DVD
Pathé Films [CH] – (2013) All media
Wanda Visión S.A. [ES] – (2013) All media
Canale 5 [IT] – (2014) TV
Criterion Collection, The [US] – (2014) DVD
Cinema Mondo [FI] – (2014) Theatrical
Edko Films [HK] – (2014) DVD
Feelgood Entertainment [GR] – (2014) DVD | Blu-ray
Film1 [NL] – (2014) (limited) TV
Front Row Filmed Entertainment [AE] – (2014) All media
Homescreen [NL] – (2014) DVD | Blu-ray
NDMantarraya [MX] – (2014) All media
Prime [BE] – (2014) (limited) TV
Scanbox Entertainment [FI] – (2014) DVD
Respect [JP] – (2014) Theatrical
Transformer [JP] – (2014) Theatrical
Zeta Films [AR] – (2014) Theatrical
Zon Audiovisuais [PT] – (2014) All media
Iris [IT] – (2016) TV
Yleisradio (YLE) [FI] – (2016) TV