FILM TITLE: YOUTH
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 13 L N
DISTRIBUTOR: STER KINEKOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR: PAOLO SORRENTINO
MAIN CAST: MICHAEL CAINE
RACHEL WEISZ
LANGUAGE: FAIRLY FREQUENT , MODERATE IMPACT
NUDITY: MILD IMPACT ,FAIRLY FREQUENT
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: NONE
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE FILM YOUTH IS ABOUT TWO LONG TIME FRIENDS,FRED BALLINGER AND MICK BOYLE WHO ARE TAKING A VACATION IN THE SWISS ALPS. FRED IS A RETIRED MUSIC COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR ,AND MICK IS A WELL KNOWN FILM MAKER. FRED IS ASSISTED BY HIS DAUGHTER LENA WHO IS ALSO MARIED TO MICK'S SON JULIAN. IN A SURPRISING MOVE ,JULIAN DECIDES TO DIVORCE LENA AFTER FALLING IN LOVE WITH A MUSICIAN. MICK STRUGGLES TO FINISH WHAT HE WANTS TO BE HIS LAST GREAT FILM ,WHILST FRED HAS GIVEN UP ON CONTINUING WITH HIS MUSICAL CAREER,INCLUDING REFUSING (THEN AFTER PERSUASION AGREEING) TO CONDUCT AN ORCHESTRA OF HIS RENOWNED SIMPLE SONGS FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH THE TWO FRIENDS FEFLECT ON THEIR PAST AND CONCLUDE THAT SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EXPERIENCES CAN OCCUR LATER IN LIFE. THE MATERIAL CONTAINS COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES WHICH EXPLORE ISSUES OF AGEING ,FAMILY ,FRIENDSHIP ,PARENTING ,MEMORIES ,REFLECTION ON LIFE EXPERIENCES AND RELATIONSHIPS. THE MATERIAL IS PRESENTED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A COMEDICAL DRAMA WITH A SUBTLE POSITIVE MESSAGE OF DEALING WITH LIFE'S JOURNEY AND THE LOSS OF YOUTH. ALTHOUGH THE CONTENT DOES NOT CONTAIN A SENSE OF THREAT OR MENACE AND THE TONE OF THE FILM WAS NEITHER HARROWING NOR SHOCKING DUE TO THE COMEDICAL ELEMENTS. THE THEMES ARE ADULT ORIENTED AND MAY CONFUSE ,FRUSTRATE OR UPSET CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 13 WHO ARE NOT MORALLY AND COGNITIVELY MATURED AND WHOSE THINKING CAPABILITIES ARE NOT ABSTRACTLY DEVELOPED.