Runtime: 173 minutes (Director’s Cut)
Italy / Italian with English subtitles
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Cinematica’s Movie of the Month for May 2017.
Synopsis: 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 high and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.
“Still rapturous after all these years, Cinema Paradiso stands as one of the great films about movie love.” – Washington Post
“This film is sometimes funny, sometimes joyful, and sometimes poignant, but it’s always warm, wonderful, and satisfying.” -ReelViews
“That balance of the ideal and the tragic weaves all throughout Cinema Paradiso, which is epic in terms of the time frame it covers, but feels consistently intimate” -Q Network