‘Youth’ to Screen HIFF 2015 Opening Night in Southampton

HIFF is delighted to announce that Youth, the latest film from Italian writer/director Paolo Sorrentino, will be the Opening Night film in Southampton at the 2015 Festival.

Starring Academy Award® winner Michael Caine as Fred and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel as Mick, Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. 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 for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda (Academy Award winner Jane Fonda). And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy (Paul Dano), an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance? Set against a sprawling landscape of unforgettable sights and intoxicating music, Youth asks if our most important and life-changing experiences can come at any time—even late—in life. Fox Searchlight will release the film on December 4, 2015.

“We are looking forward to kicking off our Southampton screenings with Paolo Sorrentino‘s exquisite new film,” said David Nugent, HIFF Artistic Director. “Youth is an emotionally rich and complex film, and its dynamic cast brings incredible depth to the story.”



Italy | Directed by Paolo Sorrentino | East Coast Premiere
A stunning new film from Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Youth follows two old friends as they vacation in a Swiss luxury resort. Fred (Michael Caine) is a retired composer and conductor, enjoying his retirement and Mick (Harvey Keitel) a film director planning his final film. While musing about their lives and illustrious careers, their past resurfaces and a sense of melancholy disrupts the vacation. With a phenomenal cast of characters, played by Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, and the iconic Jane Fonda, Youth is a whimsical meditation on the crossroads of friendship and aging. Lusciously lensed and scored, the Swiss Alps serve as magical setting for this mesmerizing tour de force.

Morgan-Stanley-logo-150The Southampton Opening Night screening will take place on Friday, October 9, and is sponsored by Morgan Stanley: Polk Wealth Management Group.

Join us at HIFF 2015: October 8–12, 2015. Passes and packages are on sale now. The HIFF Box Office will open September 26.