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Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for Youth, arriving in theaters December 4, which could give us an early look at a potential Academy Award contender. Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel lead an all-star cast in this drama, which will go up against the horror-comedy Krampus when it hits theaters at the end of this year. The story centers on Fred and Mick, two old friends on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps.
Fred (Michael Caine), a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick (Harvey Keitel), a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz), Mick is intent on finishing the screenplay »
Italian movie buffs are up in arms against the odd fact that Paolo Sorrentino’s Michael Caine-starrer, which is shot in English, is on release across Italy only in a version dubbed into Italian. They are being prevented from seeing the original version due to piracy concerns.
Gag on the hot pic being seen in Italy’s movie theaters the way it was shot is ostensibly due to a diktat imposed by Fox Searchlight when it recently acquired North American rights from French sales company Pathe.
“There are plenty of you — and that makes us glad — who are asking where they can see the film in original language,” noted the film’s production shingle, Indigo Films, in a statement.
“Unfortunately, our U. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired North American rights to Youth, starring Oscar winner Michael Caine, Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, Oscar winner Jane Fonda, Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel and Paul Dano. The film is written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, director of Italy’s Oscar foreign language winner The Great Beauty, and produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori for Indigo Film in collaboration with Medusa Film. Youth is coproduced by Fabio Conversi for Barbary Films, Jérôme Seydoux for Pathé, Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen for Number 9, David Kosse for Film4, and Anne Walser for C-Films. Youth will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and is scheduled to be released in 2015. “I’m delighted and proud that Fox Searchlight has acquired my new film: Youth. As a movie lover, I have always appreciated Fox Searchlight’s choices which have »
Sorrentino, who earned the best foreign language Oscar in 2014 for The Great Beauty, wrote and directed the story of a composer and his filmmaker friend who reflect on their lives while on vacation in the Alps.
Pathé International continues to represent sales outside North America. »
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Fox Searchlight has confirmed the news that Deadline first reported two weeks ago that it is acquiring North American rights on Cannes competition title Youth from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino. The film, starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, follows two friends, a composer and a filmmaker, who reflect on their lives while on vacation in the Alps. Pathe International is selling the film, which Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima and Carlotta Calori produced for Indigo… »
Piero Messina previously served as Assistant Director on Paolo Sorrentino’s 2013 film, The Great Beauty. He makes his directorial debut with The Wait and snagged none other than Juliette Binoche to headline his vehicle. Initially we were none to thrilled with up and coming ingénue Lou de Laage, who first landed a notable role in Daniele Thompson’s insipid It Happened in Saint Tropez (2013), but we were more impressed in her more psychologically unnerving turn in Melanie Laurent’s Breathe, which premiered at Cannes in this year’s Critics’ Week. Seasoned Italian vet Giacomo Bendotti (a supporting player in Sorrentino’s 2008 Il Divo) rounds out that cast in a narrative that concerns a mother unexpectedly meeting her son’s fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive. »
- Nicholas Bell
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