Film: Cinema Paradiso 15 rating Year: 1989
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Country: Italy Genre: Drama
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Starring: Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta, Marco Leonardi

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Cinema Paradiso Synopsis - Cinema Paradiso is set in a small Sicilian village and centres around a famous film director who returns home for the first time in 30 years when someone he knows has passed away. Going back to the village he reminisces about his childhood spent at the cinema where he befriended the projectionist Alfredo, who helped him fall in love with movies that would eventually take him away from his village. But he is also reminded of Elena, his first love, whom he left behind.

Review of Cinema Paradiso - Cinema Paradiso is a sentimental (but not overly sentimental) tale of loss and reminiscence. A beautifully universal tale that really does cross boundaries of age, language and culture. The film is both beautifully shot and acted, and is a true classic in every sense of the word.
The reasons I recommend Cinema Paradiso are: 1. A superb universal story. 2. A fantastically shot film.