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Cinema Paradiso

Troubling Love
La Paloma Theatre
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:00 pm
$12 General
$8 SDIFF Members, Students & Military
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Credits

Year
1988
DIRECTED BY
Giuseppe Tornatore
Screenplay
Giuseppe Tornatore
Editing
Mario Morra
Cinematography
Blasco Giurato
Music
Ennio Morricone
Cast
Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Salvatore Cascio
Producer
Franco Cristaldi, Giovanna Romagnoli
Production
Les Films Ariane
World Sales
Miramax Films

Review

A classic, one of the most celebrated Italian films of all times, “Cinema Paradiso” by Giuseppe Tornatore tells a story about passion and love for movies and life. In a fictional Sicilian village in postwar Italy, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the local Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema’s magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees to reveal the mysteries of moviemaking, a deep friendship is born. The day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream of making movies of his own. Thirty years later, he receives a message that beckons him back home to a secret discovery. This is a film about memory, of a time when the cinema was a magical place to let our imaginations run free. With an unforgettable score by Ennio Morricone, “Cinema Paradiso” won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and the best foreign language film at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. 

In Italian with English subtitles.


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