Youth Without Youth
First screened in December 2007
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, André Hennicke, Alexandra Pirici, Marcel Iures, Theodor Danetti, Anamaria Marinca, Matt Damon. Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola (based on the novella by Mircea Eliade).

Twitter Capsule: Sporadic peeks at innovating spirit and Dracula-style seductive spectacle, all mired in "metaphysical" sludge.

VOR:   I'm loath to discourage people; at least it's weird. But the most compelling glimmers are very early or very late. Most of it is porridge. For late Coppola, go with Tetro.

Photo © 2007 Sony Pictures Classics/American Zoetrope

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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