Francis Ford Coppola has completed principal photography on a low-budget film Youth Without Youth, reports Variety.

Coppola has now begun editing a rough cut in Bucharest of the 1930s-set drama starring Bruno Ganz as Professor Stancislescu, an academic forced to become a fugitive.

The film marks Coppola's eight-year return as director (since The Rainmaker). The budget is roughly $ 5 million.

Youth Without Youth co-stars Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Marcel Iures.

The film started shooting last October and is expected to be released next year.