Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

A FILM BY: Giuseppe Tornatore
WRITTEN BY: Giuseppe Tornatore
STARRING: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili

In this beloved tribute to the life-changing power of cinema, the young Toto finds a second home at his small village’s theater and befriends the aging projectionist, Alfredo (Phillipe Noiret), in post-war Italy. Toto grows up in the projection booth, observes the censorious regime dictated by the local priest, and witnesses the awesome destructive potential of nitrate cellulose first-hand. An Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, CINEMA PARADISO played at some American theaters for a year straight on its initial release, so strong was its universal evocation of childhood enlivened and expanded by the movies.

Screening in a 35mm collector’s print of the 123-minute 1990 release version | In Italian with English subtitles 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1988
Country of Origin: Italy
Language: Italian
Run Time: 123 mins
Format: 35mm