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ROME - Italy celebrated Monday after "The Great Beauty" ended the country's 15-year hiatus and won the Oscar for best foreign-language film. But even the film's muse lamented the fallen Rome it portrays and critics including the Vatican said it was just a cheap Fellini knockoff.
LOS ANGELES - It took an ode to five-time Oscar winner Federico Fellini to break Italy's 14-yearlong drought in the foreign language category.
MILAN - Paolo Sorrentino's homage to Federico Fellini, "The Great Beauty" has divided critics in Italy even as it has racked up awards abroad.