Cinema Paradiso (DVD)
A fatherless, movie-mad Sicilian boy befriends the village's ageing projectionist, Alfredo. Years later, haunted by memories, he returns home. Oscar winner.
This poignant, bittersweet Oscar-winning film by Guiseppe Tornatore is a passionate love letter to film, tracing in flashback a young boy’s friendship with an old projectionist in a small Sicilian village in WWII, which ends in his becoming a famous movie director.
A famous Italian filmmaker, haunted by the memories of his first love, returns to his hometown after an absence of 30 years. Upon his return, he reconnects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. This Oscar winning film is for those who have never seen it – and those who have never forgotten it.