Competition: ‘The Great Beauty’ *closed*

A dazzling, dizzying and entrancing cinematic tour-de-force built around a stunning central performance from Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty (2013) is a sumptuously-shot satire on Berlusconi’s Italy that has drawn comparisons with Italian classics such as La Dolce Vita and La Notte. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Paulo Sorrentino’s best film to date this coming Monday (13 January), we have THREE DVD copies of The Great Beauty to give away to our readers, courtesy of distributors Artificial Eye. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Jep Gambardella (Servillo), a 65-year-old Italian journalist and once-promising novelist, lives his easy life among Rome’s decadent high society in a swirl of rooftop parties and late-night soirees. But when he learns of the death of a woman he once loved as an 18-year-old, Gambardella’s life is thrown into perspective and he begins to see the world through new eyes. Will he ever find that one thing he’s perpetually searched for: la grande bellezza?

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of The Great Beauty on DVD, just answer the following simple question:

How many features have Paolo Sorrentino and The Great Beauty’s Toni Servillo made together?

a) Three
b) Four
c) Five

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘The Great Beauty’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

The Great Beauty is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 13 January, courtesy of Artificial Eye.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 16 January, 2014.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.