Cinema Paradiso

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GenreDrama, Romance
Director(s)Giuseppe Tornatore
Writer(s)Giuseppe Tornatore, Vanna Paoli
CountryItaly, France
Running Time2HR 4MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonMain Programme

A celebration of youth, friendship and the everlasting magic of the movies, Cinema Paradiso won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and is considered a classic of world cinema. Restored in 4K.

Giuseppe Tornatore’s loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood.

Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the highs and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.

A homage to the inspirational power of the moving image, played out to a gorgeous score by the maestro Ennio Morricone.

Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light and Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans represent two self-reflective love letters to film from industry giants, told through film itself. In anticipation of both releases, QFT brings you three films that celebrate the love for the movies and those who make them. Also screening: Pain and Glory and Sunset Boulevard.

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