50 episodes later down our podcast series we go back to the beginning. In the very first recording we talked about Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Belezza (2013). Now we return to the acclaimed director with his movie Youth (2015), which my mother has been desperate to talk about.

In addition we manage to also discuss the first season of his mini-series The Young Pope (2016). We talk about being old and young, beauty, death, music, writing, religion and how the Xbox Kinect works.

Spoiler alert: We talk openly about the plot of Youth so watch the film before listening our discussion. If you have not seen The Young Pope, don’t worry, we don’t spoil plot details about that.

Timeline

  • [00:00] – Films of Paolo Sorrentino
  • [11:00] – What is Youth about
  • [17:30] – Harvey Keitel
  • [20:00] – Observing age
  • [25:00] – Aharons problem with Sorrentino
  • [35:00] – The meadows
  • [39:00] – Old age
  • [41:00] – Compositions
  • [45:30] – The script
  • [50:00] – Music
  • [54:45] – The Young Pope
  • [1:06:15] – Il Divo

Movies We Mention