Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation 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. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Micks enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. 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. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.
Youth is a likely selection for Cannes this year and, if selected, willbe Sorrentino’s sixth film in the Cannes competition. His Prior films in competition were “The Consequences of Love” (2004), “The Family Friend” (2006), the jury prize-winning “Il Divo” (2008), “This Must Be the Place” (2011) and “The Great Beauty” (2013).
Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Music composed by David Lang. Starring Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Harvey Keitel, Neve Gachev and Madalina Ghenea. Release date May 21st, 2015 (Italy). Return to Thumbnail View.
OFFICIAL SELECTION In Competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival