Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Title: Cinema Paradiso

Release: 1988

Rating: 8.5

Language: Italian

Country: Italy, France

Runtime: 155

Genre: Drama

Cinema Paradiso

Release 1988
Rating 8.5
Language Italian
Country Italy, France
Runtime 155
Genre Drama



A boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home as a famous director after receiving news about the death of an old friend. Told in a flashback, Salvatore reminiscences about his childhood and his relationship with Alfredo, a projectionist at Cinema Paradiso. Under the fatherly influence of Alfredo, Salvatore fell in love with film making, with the duo spending many hours discussing about films and Alfredo painstakingly teaching Salvatore the skills that became a stepping stone for the young boy into the world of film making. The film brings the audience through the changes in cinema and the dying trade of traditional film making, editing and screening. It also explores a young boy's dream of leaving his little town to foray into the world outside.

Director :

Giuseppe Tornatore

Writer :

Giuseppe Tornatore (story), Giuseppe Tornatore (screenplay), Vanna Paoli (collaborating writer), Richard Epcar (english version)

Actors :

... Alfredo

... Salvatore adulto

... Salvatore adolescente

... Salvatore bambino

... Elena Mendola /figlia di Elena

... Maria Di Vita giovane

... Spaccafico