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Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)

This screening took place on
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

A famous film director remembers his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of films. He returns home to his Sicilian village for the first time after almost 30 years and is reminded of his first love, Elena, who disappeared from his life before he left for Rome.

Cinema Paradiso was a critical and box-office success and is regarded by many as a modern classic. It is particularly renowned for the ‘kissing scenes’ montage near the end of the film. Winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1989, the film is often credited with reviving Italy’s film industry which later produced Mediterraneo and La vita e bella (Life Is Beautiful).

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner for 1989, plus 18 other film festival awards.

  • Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
  • 1988, Italy/ France
  • 124 minutes

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