Rent Cinema Paradiso (1988)

1h 58min
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Giuseppe Tomatore's loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore (Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Jacques Perrin) , a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood. Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the highs and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Nellina Laganà, , Mariella Lo Giudice, Giorgio Libassi
Franco Cristaldi, Giovanna Romagnoli
Giuseppe Tornatore, Vanna Paoli, Richard Epcar
Ennio Morricone, Maurizio Trani, Andrea Crisanti, Blasco Giurato, Beatrice Bordone, Mario Morra, Andrea Morricone
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Arrow Films
Classics, Drama, Romance
Italy, Top 100 Films, Classics, Drama, Romance

1991 BAFTA Best Actor

1991 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor

1991 BAFTA Best Original Screen Play

1991 BAFTA Best Foreign Film

1991 BAFTA Best Music

1990 Oscar Best Foreign Film

1989 Cannes Grand Prize

Release Date:
Run Time:
118 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
  • Commentary with Director Giuseppe Tomatore and Italian Film expert Millicent Marcus
  • 25th Anniversary Trailer
Release Date:
Run Time:
174 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
  • Audio commentary with director Giuseppe Tornatore and Italian cinema expert critic Millicent Marcus A Dream of Sicily - A 52-minute documentary profile of Giuseppe Tornatore featuring interviews with the director and extracts from his early home movies as well as interviews with director Francesco Rosi and painter Peppino Ducato, set to music by the legendary Ennio Morricone
  • A Bear and a Mouse in Paradise - A 27-minute documentary on the making of Cinema Paradiso and the characters of Toto and Alfredo, featuring interviews the actors who play them, Philippe Noiret and Salvatore Cascio as well as Tornatore
  • The Kissing Sequence - Giuseppe Tornatore discusses the origins of the kissing scenes with clips identifying each scene
  • Original Director's Cut Theatrical Trailer and 25th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer

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Reviews (8) of Cinema Paradiso

Beautiful - Cinema Paradiso review by Mike Marriott

One of those films that quite genuinely leaves you feeling moved. Lovely little stories, and the acting was very good, particularly from the little boy character. The alternate ending, with it's extra 47 minutes, makes a lot of sense and adds a real something to the film - make sure you make time to watch it. Not quite sure how I'd improve it; perhaps the link between past and present was a little banile, but only a minor criticism really. Well worth renting.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

stunning - Cinema Paradiso review by Kat

This film reminds us of the magic of cinema. If your sick of the same Hollywood films give this a try as a welcome antidote! quite simply magical!

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Classico - Cinema Paradiso review by JD

This is an Italian film of beauty and gentle nostalgia. It is not sophisticated or dramatic and I enjoyed it for that. The characters are played lovingly and I was completely immersed in the charm of this quirky Italian village.

It is well worth adopting as a company's brand name.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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