Cinema Paradiso | 1990

Drama, Foreign
Set in a small Sicilian village, the story depicts three stages in the life of Salvatore, who leaves his village on the advice of his mentor as a boy and returns home many years later as a prominent Roman movie ...more

Cast

... Alfredo

Actor

... Salvatore DiVitta

Actor

... Salvatore--as a Boy

Actor

... Salvatore--as a Youth

Actor

... Adult Elena

Actor

... Young Elena

Actor

... Adult Maria

Actor

... Young Maria

Actor

... Spaccafico

Actor

... Anna

Actor

... Father Adelfio

Actor

... Madman

Actor

Company

Corridori & Company

Production Company

Production Company

Films Ariane

Production Company

Forum Productions International

Production Company

Forum Studios

Production Company

Penta Studios

Production Company

Synopsis

Set in a small Sicilian village, the story depicts three stages in the life of Salvatore, who leaves his village on the advice of his mentor as a boy and returns home many years later as a prominent Roman movie director. He returns to attend the funeral of the town's former film projectionist and in so doing embarks upon a journey into his boyhood just after WW II when he became the unofficial son of the town projectionist. In the dark confines of the cramped theater, the townsfolk come to escape from the grim realities of post-war Italy while Salvatore learns most of what he'll ever learn about love, loss and loyalty from his beloved mentor and his nights spent at Cinema Paradiso.

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