Cinema Paradiso (15)

Director Giuseppe Tornatore . 1988 Italian Drama with English Sub-titles


1988 classic about childhood, the movies and Sicily. Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) is the projectionist at the Paradiso cinema, where young Salvatore, or Toto (Salvatore Cascio), is always hanging round, infatuated with American movies. During the day, the village priest comes in to censor every film, and every kiss is removed. Years later he returns for Alfredo's funeral. The scene where the grown-up Salvatore sees all the forbidden kisses spliced together from the cutting room floor, in a secret anthology of rapture, is sublime. (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)

Starring Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Most wonderful film. A real classic, beautifully filmed. A good start to our short Italian season. Hot weather probably led to a reduced audience.

Wonderful wonderful classic film- if you haven't seen it watch ti!

SUPERB! Many would have given it 12 out of 10 if possible.

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