Cinema Paradiso

1988, Movie, NR, 155 mins

Successful movie director Salvatore returns to his rural Sicilian village after 30 years to attend the funeral of a dear friend and former mentor who advised him, all those years ago, to forsake his humble origins and journey to Rome to make a life for himself. CINEMA PARADISO wallows in nostalgia for a mythic moviegoing past that it serves up in self-infatuated gobs. No, they don't make movies like they used to, and this Oscar-winning Italian-French co-production spends the better part of three hours proving it.

In extended flashback, Salvatore (played by Jacques Perrin as an adult) reviews his postwar childhood and his relationship with the friend — Alfredo (Ph...

Released: 1988 Rated: NR Length: 155 mins

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