2015 Reviews: Youth


By Joanna van der Veen

A couple of years ago, whilst planning a visit to Rome, a friend who lived in the city gave me some excellent advice: watch The Great Beauty. He told me that the film, which earnt Sorrentino an Oscar, was a love letter to the city and that I couldn’t possibly visit without seeing it first. Whether or not that’s true, the film hooked me on Sorrentino: his distinctive style of rich, lavish visuals, unusual and revealing camera angles and memorable and eccentric characters is addictive. Continue reading “2015 Reviews: Youth”