The Film Festival started off with not so much a bang but in a thoughtful meditative state. Not saying Youth was a bad movie but it's not for everyone.
Youth is about a group of people staying at a resort in the Swiss Alps. The focus is on two old friends a Fred (Michael Caine) a composer and Mick (Harvey Keitel) a screenwriter as they observe people and struggle with their legacy. Fred's daughter Lena (Rachel Weisz) stays with him and takes care of him. The resort is filled with colorful guests that include an American actor (Paul Dano) researching a role, a group of screenwriters working with Mick, a massage therapist, a mountain climber, a Buddhist Monk, Miss Universe, and many others. It is an eclectic group for sure.
Overall I give the movie a B+. The movie is truly poetry in motion. It looks great and it gives you lots to think about. But it's not for everyone. Some will find the movie slow and boring. But for those that just like to soak in the beauty of cinema you will love this film.