Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth,” starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano. Marking the director’s follow up to the Oscar-winning “The Great Beauty,” “Youth” will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
Exploring themes of aging artistry, “Youth” centers on two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar winner Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor who brings along his daughter (Weisz) and best friend Mick (Keitel), a renowned filmmaker. 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. The two men reflect on their past, each finding that some of the most important experiences can come later in life.
“Paolo’s masterful film projects an extraordinary wisdom and grace. Anchored by Michael Caine’s emotionally riveting performance and buoyed by an exceptional supporting cast, ‘Youth’ is, simply put, a film about life and living told in the most cinematic of terms,” said Fox Searchlight Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley in a statement.
No release date has been set, though Fox Searchlight is planning to distribute the film later this year.