Youth

Youth

The title Youth may seem totally ironic for a film in which the central characters, both in their late-70s (or early-80s), are living out their latter years. Then, perhaps, it is not all that out of place. Through his latest production, director Paolo Sorrentino illustrates the way age could erode not only one’s physical well-being but…

Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life

A youth memoir from JM Coetzee was never going to be a heady account soaked in rock ‘n roll ecstasy or soused in exuberant joy. The 2003 Nobel Laureate and twice winner of the Man Booker Prize is renown for his reclusion and dark saturnine narratives that could arguably have only been borne out of deep introspection and misery. The first…