Tickets to The Music of Cinema: A Conversation with Paolo Sorrentino and Michael Caine, which includes a screening of YOUTH, are here.
Director Paolo Sorrentino, whose previous film THE GREAT BEAUTY (AFI FEST 2013) went on to win the 2014 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®, returns to the festival with YOUTH, boasting one of his most impressive casts yet. Michael Caine, in a career–defining performance, plays an aging composer who has retreated to a picturesque Swiss spa to enjoy his retirement. There he whiles away the days with his filmmaker pal, played with bombastic energy by Harvey Keitel, and another semi–permanent resident, brought to life by Paul Dano, all seeking solace from their own demons. Eventually the outside world darkens their doorstep, first in the form of Rachel Weisz, as Caine's daughter, and then Jane Fonda, in a scene–stealing performance as Keitel's fiery former muse. A beautiful, surprising rumination on relationships, YOUTH is a triumphant tour de force. — Lane Kneedler
Lauded Italian auteur Paolo Sorrentino’s features include IL DIVO, which won the Jury Prize at Cannes; THIS MUST BE THE PLACE; THE GREAT BEAUTY, which won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign-Language Film; and this year’s YOUTH, which screened in competition at Cannes.
Elliot A. Bronstein
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