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"A celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies."

Cinema Paradiso is a 1988 Italian-made drama about a young boy's love for film and the friendship he builds with a theater's projectionist. The film was written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, and it received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In the Sicilian town of Giancardo, a few years after WWII, young Toto wanders into the local movie theater, Cinema Paradiso. There he meets the movie projectionist, Alfredo (Phillipe Noiret). Toto's daily visits to the movie house endear him to Alfredo, and they form a bond. As Toto's love for movies grows, Alfredo soon teaches him how to run the film projector. In that era, all film was made of the highly flammable material nitrate

| 1988 | 2 hr 35 min | 8.5/10
Giuseppe Tornatore
Cinema Paradiso

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