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FILM Cinema Paradiso (15)
March 10 @ 19:00pm - 21:35pm£4 – £6
Bishop’s Castle Film Society Choice
★★★★ The Guardian
Multi award winning film from 1988 about a famous filmmaker returning to the Sicilian village where he grew up for the funeral of the local theatre’s film projectionist. He reminisces about the projectionist at the local cinema, his best friend as a child, who taught him to love cinema.
★★★★★ “Tornatore hit upon something miraculous when he wrote this tale of romance, between a young man and the movies, and friendship, between a wise, wry projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) and the cheeky urchin Salvatore (Salvatore Cascio) who wiles his way into the booth. Peppered with moments from film greats – the lyrical syntax of this love affair – the film grows up with Salvatore, slipping from moment to cherishable moment.” Empire