16 December 2015

Paolo Sorrentino's Youth Confronts Retirement Face On, Watch UK Trailer

From the acclaimed director of Academy Award-winning The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, comes stunning drama Youth. The film stars British icon Michael Caine in what some critics are calling his finest performance to date as retired composer Fred, who stays at a Swiss spa to get his health back on track, along with his good friend, film director Mick (Harvey Keitel). Rachel Weisz stars as Fred’s daughter, Lena; Jane Fonda puts in an Awards-worthy performance as glamorous actress, Brenda Morel; while Paul Dano shines as rock star Jimmy Tree.

In youth, it's Springtime. Fred and Mick, two old friends now approaching eighty, are on vacation together in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. The two friends know that their time is quickly running out, and they decide to face their future together. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests, all of whom, it seems, have all the time that they lack. And while Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred, who gave up his musical career long ago, has no intention of returning to it. But someone wants at all costs to hear his compositions and to see him conduct again.

The Great Beauty was a return to form for Sorrentino bagging him the Oscar for Best Foreign film, however we where fans of his first English language feature This Must Be The Place. Like any follow up film to first film the pressure is always on to match or beat the success will always be used as a stepping stone to judge the latest film. With 3 gongs at European Film Awards (Actor, Film, Director) and 2 Golden Globe nominations (Supporting actress, best song) Youth looks like it's going in the right direction.

Youth arrives in UK on 29th January 2016.
source:The Peoples Movies

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