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Youth (La giovinezza)

This screening took place on
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 9:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

One of the pure cinematic joys of the year comes again from Italy's Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty). His latest ravishing picture is about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Well, sort of. As with The Great Beauty, the plot is secondary to the films' moments of sheer wonder and raw power. Oscar winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor, who brings along his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned filmmaker. 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. The two men reflect on their past, each finding that some of the most important experiences can come later in life. Also featuring Paul Dano and the ridiculously great scene stealer, Jane Fonda. Parental guidance advised for nudity and mature content. "The Napoletano auteur Paolo Sorrentino follows up his Oscar-winning The Great Beauty with another great beauty, one that earned both boos and bravos from the media at Cannes. The film is voluptuous, operatic and wryly comic, with the maestro Sorrentino conducting a strong cast through a meditation on life’s endgame and forgotten youth." - Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail. 3 stars (out of 4)
  • Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
  • 2015, Ita/Fra/UK/Swi
  • 124 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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