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Cinema Paradiso 12 rating

A boy strikes up a friendship with a projectionist in this timeless and charming love letter to cinema from Giuseppe Tornatore.

Drama 1988 124 mins

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore


A director recalls his childhood in Sicily after World War Two – as a boy, he developed a life-long passion for film at the local ‘Cinema Paradiso’, where he struck up a friendship with the projectionist. Tornatore’s Oscar®-winning film is a nostalgic love letter to cinema, with a touching performance from Philippe Noiret and a fittingly elegiac score by Ennio Morricone and his son Andrea.