Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Cinema Paradiso is the beautiful, enchanting story of a young boy's lifelong love affair with the movies. Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the 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, beautiful discovery that awaits him in this acclaimed film from director Giuseppe Tornatore.
Giuseppe Tornatore's beautiful 1988 film about a little boy's love affair with the movies deservedly won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film and a Special Jury Prize at Cannes. Philippe Noiret plays a grizzled old projectionist who takes pride in his presentation of screen dreams for a town still recovering from World War II. When a child (Jacques Perrin) demonstrates fascination not only for movies but also for the process of showing them to an audience, a lifelong friendship is struck. This isn't just one of those films for people who are already in love with the cinema. But if you are one of those folks, the emotional resonance between the action in Tornatore's world and the images on Noiret's screen will seem all the greater--and the finale all the more powerful. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Magnifique cinema paradiso illuminee par le presence des comediens philippe noiret jacques perrin marco leonardi salvatore cascio un grand film romantique qui rend hommage au... Read morePublished 4 months ago by madlaurent
Classic. A coming of age movie with movie history. heartfelt.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I cry everytime... so it doesn't get better than this !!!Published 11 months ago by Christian Olivares
The hero of this story has two lovers, movies and his first teenage love. He doesn't forget either. You will laugh and probably cry as well.Published 12 months ago by David Crowe