Youth – La giovinezza

Category

Feature films

International title

Youth

Country of production

Italy, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Year

2015

Synopsis

Fred Ballinger, an elderly composer and orchestra conductor, is on holiday in the Swiss Alps with his daughter Lena and his friend Mick Boyle, an elderly film director still in business. The two friends find themselves thinking together about the present and the future: Mick is in trouble with the script of his latest film, while Fred has retired from the scene for many years now. When an emissary of Queen Elizabeth invites him to conduct a concert with his "Simple Songs" at Buckingham Palace for the prince's birthday, Fred flatly rejects the offer, but will find himself dealing with his own past and the complicated relationship with his daughter.

Subject

Paolo Sorrentino

Direction

Paolo Sorrentino

Script

Paolo Sorrentino

Photography

Luca Bigazzi

Scenography

Ludovica Ferrario

Costumes

Carlo Poggioli

Original music

David Lang, Mark Kozelek

Editing

Cristiano Travaglioli

Cast

Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Mark Kozelek, Robert Seethaler, Alex MacQueen, Roly Serrano, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Paloma Faith, M?d?lina Diana Ghenea, Beatrice Walker, Sumi Jo

Producer

Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori

Production

Indigo Film

Distributor

Medusa Film