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The Best of Youth(La meglio gioventú)

Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to 2003, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
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Slate by David Edelstein

The Best of Youth doesn't have a boring millisecond. It isn't an art film, with longueurs; it's a mini-series with the sweep of a classic novel, with tons of plot.
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New York Daily News by Jami Bernard

After all the observations on heartache, politics, art, commerce, passion, identity, mortality, even mental health, six hours begin to seem downright compact.
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Rolling Stone by Peter Travers

The acting is electric. By the end of this haunting, hypnotic film, you feel you have watched lives being lived, not just imagined.
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Variety by Scott Foundas

At nearly six hours, pic's extreme length lets Giordana and screenwriters Sandro Petraglia and Stefano Rulli build up a novelistic rhythm, pulling the audience so deeply and forcefully into their story that it becomes like a enveloping dream; when it's over, parting with the characters is truly sweet and sorrowful.

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