You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Best of Youth

For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of "The Best of Youth" on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Marco Tullio Giordana's generous epic was originally conceived as a TV miniseries, and it feels as snug and intimate on the small screen as it was sweepingly immersive in theaters.

For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of “The Best of Youth” on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2003, Marco Tullio Giordana’s generous epic — which gracefully compacts 40 years of family drama and tumultuous Italian history into six absorbing hours — was originally conceived as a TV miniseries, and it feels as snug and intimate on the small screen as it was sweepingly immersive in theaters.

“Youth” spans three generations in the lives of the Carati family, circling two very different brothers (Luigi Lo Cascio and Alessio Boni) in a narrative feast that marries the sociopolitical scope of a Visconti epic to the compulsive watchability of a “24” marathon. The two-disc set is strictly no-frills, but that the film can be seen at all — chapter by chapter, in two three-hour chunks or in its entirety — is bonus enough.

The Best of Youth

Buena Vista Home Entertainment; $29.99

More Digital

  • At&t Time Warner Stock Index

    Merger Perks! WarnerMedia Employees Treated to 'Robust' Discounts On AT&T Products

    For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of “The Best of Youth” on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2003, Marco Tullio Giordana’s generous epic — which gracefully compacts 40 years of family drama […]

  • roku

    Roku Plans to Launch Amazon Channels-Like Video Subscription Marketplace (EXCLUSIVE)

    For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of “The Best of Youth” on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2003, Marco Tullio Giordana’s generous epic — which gracefully compacts 40 years of family drama […]

  • Netflix-on-EVOLVE-Mockup_FINAL-690x387

    Netflix Is Coming to More Hotel Rooms, Courtesy of Dish

    For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of “The Best of Youth” on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2003, Marco Tullio Giordana’s generous epic — which gracefully compacts 40 years of family drama […]

  • YouTube Music

    YouTube Launches New Premium Service Internationally

    For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of “The Best of Youth” on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2003, Marco Tullio Giordana’s generous epic — which gracefully compacts 40 years of family drama […]

  • Netflix Commissions Fifth Spanish Original Series

    Netflix Orders Fifth Original Series From Spain: ‘Hache’

    For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of “The Best of Youth” on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2003, Marco Tullio Giordana’s generous epic — which gracefully compacts 40 years of family drama […]

  • Swae Lee, Slim Jimmy, Rae SremmurdFriends

    Universal Music, All Def Media Partner for Series Featuring Rae Sremmurd, Pusha T

    For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of “The Best of Youth” on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2003, Marco Tullio Giordana’s generous epic — which gracefully compacts 40 years of family drama […]

  • Unilever Presses Digital Influencers to Drop

    Unilever Presses Digital Influencers to Drop Bots, Fake Followers

    For those who missed it during its too-brief run in Stateside theaters last year, the arrival of “The Best of Youth” on DVD is nothing less than cause for celebration. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2003, Marco Tullio Giordana’s generous epic — which gracefully compacts 40 years of family drama […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content