The Great Beauty director Paolo Sorrentino returns with trailer for new film Youth


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If you haven’t seen 2013’s The Great Beauty, I highly recommend catching it during your next movie evening (I think it’s still on Netflix), a stylish and insidiously soul-shattering film about growing old disgracefully in Rome that was the deserving winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar that year.

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is sticking with ageing as a theme with his next film, paradoxically titled Youth, which received a standing ovation at Cannes and was promptly picked up by Fox Searchlight.

It sees Michael Caine play a retired composer called Fred who vacations in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge with his film director friend (Harvey Keitel).

Fred has no plans to return to composing despite a request from the Queen of England, while Mich is determined to finish a screenplay for what might be his leading lady and muse’s (Jane Fonda) last role.

Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz co-star in Youth, which will be released in cinemas on 4 December, 2015.