Francis Ford Coppola, the director who brought us The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, has released his first film in a decade. Based on a novella by Mircea Eliade, a Romanian thinker principally known for his work on the history of religion, “Youth Without Youth” features Tim Roth playing the role of Dominic Matei, an elderly linguistics professor, who gets struck by lightning and finds his youth strangely restored. To publicize the film, Coppola has been doing a fair amount of press in New York. (The film is premiering there.) Here, you can listen to the interview he gave on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show (iTunes – Feed – Web Site). We’ve also posted below a video outtake from the interview. Finally, this Q&A session in The New York Post may also be of interest.