Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2015
A superb follow-up to Paolo Sorrentino's Academy Award-winning The Great Beauty, Youth is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Swiss Alps, in a spa to which several disparate characters have travelled for very different reasons. Fred (Michael Caine), a retired composer and conductor, has been coming to the resort for decades, and has the air of an Englishman at peace with himself. His bosom buddy Mick (Harvey Keitel), an American filmmaker, is at the spa to finish his new screenplay, along with a group of brash young collaborators who bat ideas and dialogue back and forth ceaselessly. As the days pass, the two reflect with humour and wisdom on both past and present, on the ways and wiles of the world. Featuring a magnificent supporting cast that includes Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and the legendary Jane Fonda, Youth is "Sorrentino's most tender film yet.... an emotionally rich contemplation of life's wisdom gained, lost and remembered" (Variety).