Given his long history with the festival, it seemed like a dead cert that Paolo Sorrentino’s latest, “Youth,” a second English-language film from the Oscar-winning Italian master behind “Il Divo” and “The Great Beauty,” would be heading to Cannes. We’re still a few days away from finding out the exact line-up (which hits April 16th), but a teaser trailer for Sorrentino’s new movie just landed, which seems to be a pretty good indication that it’ll be heading to the Croisette next month.
Starring Michael Caine (who seems to have been done up decidedly like Sorrentino’s muse Toni Servillo), Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, and Paul Dano, it certainly seems to bear some similarities with “The Great Beauty,” but seems a rather less lavish affair, with even a greater edge of darkness. Anyway, this is one of our most anticipated of the year, and it looks absolutely terrific. Fingers crossed that it will indeed be part of Thursday’s Cannes line-up announcement.
One film that 100% will be there is “Amy,” the documentary on gone-too-soon superstar Amy Winehouse from “Senna” director Asif Kapadia. A trailer for the film arrived recently ahead of a July release in the U.K., and now Cannes head Thierry Fremauxconfirmed to Le Figaro that it will screen at the festival in some form (presumably some kind of out-of-competition screening). Exciting news, and hopefully it means that A24 will firm a U.S. release date for the movie soon.