Opening December 4, Youth centers on Fred (Michael Caine) and Mick (Harvey Keitel), lifelong friends who are vacationing in a Swiss Alps lodge. Fred is a composer who’s grown weary of conducting symphonies while Mick continues to find inspiration as a filmmaker. During their vacation, the pair meet their respective passions head on to somewhat inspiring and heartbreaking effect.
Jane Fonda is Brenda, an iconic actress whose stardom originated from her work in Mick’s movies, and now she visits him during vacation with a bit of harsh news. Though her role in the film consists of just a few scenes, Fonda’s fiery exchanges with Keitel may land her an Oscar nomination.
During the press conference for Youth, Fonda said her love for director Paolo Sorrentino’s (The Great Beauty) was the main reason she took on the project. Click on the media bar below to hear Jane Fonda talk about Sorrentino’s vision for Youth:
Youth also stars Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz.
Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi