The Best of Youth

Poster for The Best of Youth

Autumn 2006 Special Presentations series

Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 1:00pm
Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana

Starring Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Adriana Asti, Sonia Bergamasco

Rated 14A · 6h 23m

On Saturday, November 18, we are offering a Fundy Film Special Presentation of the multiple international award-winning Italian film The Best of Youth (La Meglio gioventù), screening at 1:00pm (Part 1) and 7:00pm (Part 2).

Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana’s passionate epic The Best of Youth follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history. In a final period of hopeful innocence, free-spirited Nicola (Luigi Lo Cascio) travels the world and settles for a life as a successful psychiatrist, while his tragically introverted and idealist brother Matteo (Alessio Boni) joins the Italian police with the hope of righting society’s wrongs. Their politics and personalities are inextricably intertwined as the world around them violently shifts and they are pushed together and pulled apart by the tides of history and their own divergent dreams.

The Best of Youth is a must-see on the big screen. Nearly seven hours, it screens in two parts: 1:00 pm to 4:20 pm and 7:00 pm until 10:20 pm. Tickets are $15, HST included (a bargain!) and are on sale beginning 30 minutes before all Fundy Films. Discounts will be available to ticket holders at select local restaurants. So far these include:

Please note that 6-Pack tickets are NOT valid for The Best of Youth, as it is not considered a part of our regularly scheduled Autumn 2006 series.