Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino is poised to return to theatres with a new film.
Titled Youth, the film is Sorrentino’s first since 2013. As with his other films, Sorrentino takes on both directing and screenplay writing duties, working with a cast this time around that includes Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda, and Paul Dano.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
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, Mick’s 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.
This is Sorrentino’s seventh feature, and it sees him reteam with This Must Be The Place and The Great Beauty cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, whose work gets highlighted in the trailer. Sorrentino will soon be joining numerous other filmmakers in making the transition to television, as his next project will see him tackle the miniseries The Young Pope, which he created and all eight episodes of which will be directed by him.
Following a screening at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, the film will be released theatrically in the US and Canada on December 4th. The trailer can be seen below.