Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz, and Jane Fonda
From Paolo Sorrentino, the director of Italy’s Oscar-winning The Great Beauty,comes Youth, a film about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Academy Award-winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor, who brings along his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned filmmaker. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. The two men reflect on their past, each finding that some of the most important experiences can come later in life.
“Youth is a voluptuary’s feast, a full-body immersion in the sensory pleasures of the cinema. …. Most dramatists in film and the theater cannot tackle old age as a subject without piling on philosophical homilies about wisdom, loss, regret, acceptance, what’s most important in life, et al., so Sorrentino’s avoidance of these conventional postures proves enormously refreshing. Youth is sharp-witted and light on its feet, sober-minded and heady, nimble yet lush, mature and vivacious both.”
– Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Written by Paolo Sorrentino
Cinematography by Luca Bigazzi
Editing by Cristiano Travaglioli
Music by David Lang
Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda Running time: 118 mins.