Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)

Special guest: Introduction by writer, director Giuseppe Tornatore

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Giuseppe Tornatore wrote and directed this story of a young man and his lifelong love affair with cinema, the winner of the 1990 Foreign Language Film Oscar. Salvatore “Toto” Di Vita is the son of a small-town war widow; his friendship with the local projectionist (Philippe Noiret), as well as his love for a banker’s daughter, change the course of his life. The first of 10 films that Ennio Morricone would score for Tornatore, the maestro’s swooningly romantic work includes an original love theme by his son Andrea, who would continue the family legacy as a film composer in his own right. 

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Giuseppe Tornatore. WITH: Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Salvatore Cascio. 1988. 123 min. Italy/France. Color. Italian. Rated PG. 4K DCP. Courtesy of Cinecittà, 4K digital restoration by Cinecittà
with the support of Dolce & Gabbana.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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