fiction / 2015 / Italy, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom / col. / 118 min.
The seventh feature film by director Paolo Sorrentino and his second English-language film with a stellar international cast. The story is set in a luxury spa resort in the Swiss Alps. Classical music composer Fred Ballinger and film director Mick Boyle, two old friends, come there every year for treatment, but his time, Fred is being treated under the supervision of his daughter. In the time between their procedures, he and Mick reminisce about their professional and personal lives and ruminate on life, old age, youth, beauty, creativity… simply put, all the subjects that can steer one’s thoughts towards the nearing end.
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino
Photography: Luca Bigazzi
Editor: Christiano Travaglioli
Music: David Lang
Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Gabriela Belisario, Laura De Marchi, Madalina Ghenea