Fri 01 July
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy, 1988)
Certification: 12 | 2 h 4 min | Drama, Romance | Language: Italian with English subtitles
Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
Giuseppe Tornatore’s loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, 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.
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. It is presented in a 4K restored version released for its 25th anniversary.
The film will be introduced by Mike Baxter, former Cinema Manager and Buyer at diverse cinemas in Trowbridge and in different locations in England by the time Cinema Paradiso was released in the UK. Mike will share some of his experiences with the audience.
Additionally, we have partnered with the local Italian cafe La Bella Vita, just around the corner from the Town Hall at 60 Castle Street, for a special promotion on Friday 1st July between 4 pm and 7 pm, those who book a ticket for Cinema Paradiso will have a discount to enjoy a fresh pizza or a pasta and a glass of wine for only £13. Angelo and Glenda will look after all your dietary requirements.
★★★★★ “This is one of the finest films about innocence ever made, a perfect picture of a time when the cinema was the only source of laughter and joy.” – Sundays Times UK
With support from the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) awarding funds from The National Lottery.
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