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by Paolo Sorrentino


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.

international title: Youth
original title: La giovinezza
country: Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France
sales agent: Pathé Pictures International
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
film run: 118'
release date: IT 20/05/2015, FR 9/09/2015, DE 26/11/2015
screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino
cast: Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Madalina Diana Ghenea
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
art director: Ludovica Ferrario
costumes designer: Carlo Poggioli
music: David Lang
producer: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
production: Indigo Film, Number 9 Films Ltd, Pathé Films, Barbary Films, C-Films, France 2 Cinéma
backing: MiBACT, Eurimages, Medusa Film
distributor: Medusa Film, Pathé Distribution, Wild Bunch Germany, Vértigo Films, Mozinet


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Competition
Toronto International Film Festival 2015Special Presentations
Zagreb Film Festival 2015 

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