From the Vaults
Cinema Paradiso (Digital restoration)
Every month we present ‘From the Vaults’ a monthly screening of a forgotten masterpiece, a new digital restoration, or simply a fantastic film we think everyone should see on the big screen.
Cinema Paradiso / 15
(Digitally restored theatrical cut)
Thu 26 - Sun 29 Dec - BOOK TICKETS
Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio
Italy / France 1988, 2hrs 4mins, subtitled
Arriving in a gorgeous new digital restoration from Arrow Films, Giuseppe Tornatore’s sweet and sentimental tale is a love letter to cinema. After losing his father, young Salvatore ‘Toto’ sneaks into the local cinema where he harasses the local projectionist Alfredo (a sublime performance from Philippe Noiret) until he becoems his assistant. The kindly Alfredo teaches Toto his trade but tries to persuade him there is a whole world to explore away from his small town.
A winner of awards across the world including Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, 5 BAFTA Awards including Best Actor, Original Screenplay and Score, the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival and many more, this is a must for all those who can’t imagine their life without movies.