Opening Night


A fountain of cinematic intoxication.
The Hollywood Reporter


Paolo Sorrentino


  • Michael Caine
  • Harvey Keitel
  • Rachel Weisz
  • Paul Dano
  • Jane Fonda
  • Mark Kozelek
  • Robert Seethaler
  • Alex Macqueen
2015, 118 mins, UK | Italy
18+ (exemption)

A follow-up to the Academy Award-winning The Great Beauty, Youth is Paolo Sorrentino’s second foray into English-language film. This UK co-production is led by iconic British actor Michael Caine and was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival.

Two old friends vacation at a prestigious hotel in the Swiss Alps. Fred (Caine) is a suave socialite and retired composer who the British royal family is pestering to play again. Mick (Keitel) is a film director rushing to complete a screenplay. Together they muse sympathetically and with curiosity at those that surround them; including their children’s confused love lives, Mick’s enthusiastic young writers, and the hotel guests. 

Youth is thought-provoking, stylish and daring. Sorrentino delivers his hallmark stunning cinematography, expert use of music, unpredictable interludes and towering performances in this absorbing festival highlight.

    • Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival 2015
    • Toronto International Film Festival 2015