A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema’s projectionist.
Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films.
When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano) and takes over as the Paradiso’s projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.
WHAT THE PRESS SAY
“Its confidence is staggering. And its commitment to a classic narrative that is also essentially a parable story, markedly unusual. They really don’t make them like that any more.”
Antonia Quirke, Financial Times
“Cinema Paradiso itself possesses enough command and self-conviction to demonstrate that movies can still manage to manifest an alternative universe.”
Tom Pulleine, Sight & Sound
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DID YOU KNOW…?
Giuseppe Tornatore’s intention was that this movie should serve as an obituary for traditional movie theatres (like the one on the film) and the movie industry in general. After the movie’s success he never mentioned this again.
Ranked number 26 non-English-speaking film in the critics’ poll conducted by the BBC in 2018.
The love theme in the movie was composed by Andrea Morricone, although his father, Ennio Morricone, who scored the rest of the film, arranged the orchestration of the theme.
8 November 2020 3:30PM