A celebration of youth, friendship and the everlasting magic of the movies, Cinema Paradiso won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and is considered a classic of world cinema. Restored in 4K.
Giuseppe Tornatore’s loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood.
Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the highs and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.
A homage to the inspirational power of the moving image, played out to a gorgeous score by the maestro Ennio Morricone..
Screening as part of our year-long season - CINEMA ON SCREEN
Programme Type: Film
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Nicolo Di Pinto
Running Time: 155 minutes