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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Philippe Noiret
Salvatore Cascio
Marco Leonardi
Jacques Perrin.
Directors
Giuseppe Tornatore.
Screenwriters
Giuseppe Tornatore.
Running Time
118 minutes

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Cinema Paradiso
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Plot
Rome, 1980s. Veteran film director Salvatore Di Vita (Perrin) learns from his quizzical girlfriend that old friend Alfredo has died. To explain who he is, Salvatore flashes back to his childhood in Sicily and one Cinema Paradiso...


Review
Cinema Paradiso

Utterly irresistible, this may be a cornball celebration of the art and social history of cinema, but it’s also a thoughtful memoir of more innocent days, when pleasures rarely came cheaply or instantly. A timeless gem, now in a brand-new restoration.


Verdict
Every bit as enchanting as you remember. Molto, molto bene.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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