We can be very susceptible to suggestion. So when Lola recommended watching The Best of Youth and extolled its beautiful scenery, interiors and costumes, we knew we had to check it out for ourselves. Originally a mini-series on Italian television, the film begins in Rome in the 1966 and follows a family for more than forty years through to present day Italy. We somehow missed it at the New York Film Festival in 2003, but were able to check out a copy from the New York Public Library this weekend.
Penny Crawford and Paola Riviello were responsible for the set decoration, which was a critical component of moving the story through forty years. We particularly loved the interiors that represented the 1960s and 1970s. Have you seen The Best of Youth?