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seen in covent garden branch, there was a huge stack of them!
"Nuovo Cinema Paradiso tells the story of the return to his native Sicilian village of a successful film director Salvatore for the funeral of his old friend Alfredo, who was the projectionist at the local "Cinema Paradiso". Ultimately, Alfredo serves as a wise father figure to his young friend who only wishes the best to see him succeed, even if it means breaking his heart in the process.
The film intertwines sentimentality with comedy, and nostalgia with pragmaticism. It explores issues of youth, coming of age, and reflections (in adulthood) about the past. The imagery in each scene can be said to reflect Salvatore's idealised memories about his childhood. Cinema Paradiso is also a celebration of films; as a projectionist, young Salvatore (a.k.a Toto) evelops the passion for films that shapes his life path in adulthood." - Wikipedia
1 - Theatrical Version
2 - Director's Cut Version
3 - Bonus Special Features DVD
4 - Ennio Morricone's Soundtrack CD
- Won Oscar for Best Foreign Film 1989
- 8.4/10 - IMDb (#86 on all-time top 250)
- 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes