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Rated R · 118 minutes · 2015

Do film directors really walk around peering at the world through the frame of their joined hands? They do it often enough in the movies—but that's where it counts, because the rectangle of fingers resides inside the larger frame of the film itself, turning the character into a camera and his experience into a movie within the movie. The final shot of Paolo Sorrentino's commanding philosophical drama Youth shows an elderly filmmaker making a viewfinder with his hands in just this fashion, and it's appropriate to a film that, while dwelling primarily on the discontents of old age, also considers the creative problems of movie people and, more specifically, the friction between their work and their own sense of self. Continue reading >>

See our full review: Paolo Sorrentino's <i>Youth</i> is a great movie about movie people

Paolo Sorrentino's Youth is a great movie about movie people

The Italian director's follow-up to the Oscar-winning The Great Beauty considers the problems of creative people. »

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Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Producer: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori and Viola Prestieri
Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Mark Kozelek, Robert Seethaler, Alex MacQueen, Luna Mijovic, Tom Lipinski, Chloe Pirrie, Alex Beckett, Nate Dern, Mark Gessner, Paloma Faith, Ed Stoppard, Madalina Ghenea and Sumi Jo

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