Francis Ford Coppola’s first film in a decade (“Youth without Youth“) premieres at the Rome Film Festival this evening and Coppola has already recommended that the audience watch the film more than once before deciding on its value.
“When you venture into new territories … you know that it’s different than ‘Spider-Man’ or ‘Shrek’ or other films that are immediately met with success. So, part of being an artist who wants to look at new areas (is knowing that) it will take a while for people to be familiar with the film,” he said. “I only ask you to think that my film was interesting.” (source)
The film tells the tale of a Romanian Professor of linguistics who becomes younger after being struck by lightning, which also gives him exceptional intellectual abilities. This gradually attracts the attention of the Nazis.
The premise sounds fascinating enough and I’ll love to see how Tim Roth plays out the role of the Professor when the film opens to public, this Christmas.