The Best of Youth (Italian: La meglio gioventù), is a 2003 Italian film directed by Marco Tullio Giordana. Originally planned as a four-part mini-series, it was presented at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Un Certain Regard award.[ It was then given a theatrical release in Italy in two three-hour parts in which 40 minutes were edited out. The complete version was aired in Italy from December 7 to 15, 2003 on Rai Uno in four parts.
In the U. S., the film was screened in several cities in two three-hour parts. The two-disc DVD of the film is similarly divided.
An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.