Title - 'Youth Without Youth' (Sony Classics)
Artist - Osvaldo Golijov
This is the original soundtrack of the latest and most defining film of Francis Ford Coppola, Award-winning Director of the "Godfather" fame. Written, produced and directed by Coppola, this is his first feature film in almost ten years. The film which is based on Mircea Eliade's novella, sets in the pre World War II era and tells the story of an ageing professor coming to the end of the line, whose mysterious regeneration and rejuvenation make him a target for hunting down by the Nazis. This fine production is a thriller, love story and Zhuangzi (Chuang-tze)'s philosophy of "Butterfly Dream"- the dream-like nature of reality - all wrapped in one.
The richness of music as the story moves through different countries and cultures from Romania, Switzerland, Malta to India comes through as hauntingly beautiful and nostalgic. The outstanding score which is composed by Osvaldo Golijov and recorded in Bucharest by the Bucharest Metropolitan Orchestra and conducted by Radu Popa, creates the perfect mood for an exquisite film which is second to none. Don't miss it!