By Paolo Sorrentino
The novelisation of Youth (La Giovinezza) - an original film by Paolo Sorrentino, starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz
BY THE DIRECTOR AND CO-AUTHOR OF THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNING THE GREAT BEAUTY
THE FILM OF YOUTH, STARRING MICHAEL CAINE, HARVEY KEITEL, RACHEL WEISZ, PAUL DANO AND JANE FONDA IS RELEASED IN THE UK ON 29 JANUARY
In a luxury spa hotel in the Swiss Alps, octogenarian friends Fred Ballinger and Mick Boyle look back on their eventful and successful lives as composer and film director, surrounded by a host of colourful and eccentric fellow guests.
But despite the tranquil setting, trouble is brewing. Fred's daughter and Mick's son are having marital problems, and both men, without knowing it, are entering a critical stage in their careers - for it is never too late to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Paolo Sorrentino was born on May 31, 1970 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The Great Beauty (2013), This Must Be the Place (2011) and Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008). He is married to Daniela D'Antonio.
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14 Jan 2016
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Nobody else is making such operatic films half so well as Sorrentino: Youth makes nearly all the other contenders for the Palme d'Or this year seem to lack conviction. ***** — David Sexton, Evening Standard