Summer Italian Film Series
An Oscar-winning, charming drama about friendship and childhood that truly captures the magic of cinema.
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Cast includes: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio
Italian Summer Film Series curated by Geraldine Doyle
155 Mins / 1988 / Italy, Subtitles
The ultimate film about the love of cinema, this Oscar-winning international sensation is a heartstring-plucking ode to the magic of the big screen.
Returning to the Sicilian village of his boyhood, a famous filmmaker recalls his post-war youth, when a friendship with the local theatre projectionist (Philippe Noiret) opened his eyes to the power of cinema and set him on his life’s journey. Humour, nostalgia, romance, and unabashed sentiment are served up Italian style in a beloved coming-of-age classic that continues to enchant.
This screening is part of our Summer Italian film season curated by Geraldine Doyle: see Il Postino, Bicycle Thieves and Cinema Paradiso.
All Sunday morning screenings include a free hot drink and biscuits with your ticket!
To celebrate our 20th anniversary this October, we'll be screening a series of films that celebrate the love of cinema - look out for more details to come.
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