Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.
Widescreen aspect ratio: 1.66:1.
Audio: English & French 2.0 Dolby stereo. ; Italian 2.0 mono.
Produced by Franco Cristaldi ; written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio and Salvatore Cascio as "Toto".
"The story of a lifelong love affair with the movies, Cinema Paradiso tells of a young boy in a small Italian Village, where the only pastime is a visit to the movies at the Cinema Paradiso. Enchanted by the flickering images, Salvatore yearns for the secret of the cinema's magic and is overjoyed when Alfredo, the projectionist, agrees to reveal the mysteries of movie making to him. As their friendship grows, so does Salvatore, growing older with his good friend and the movies he adores, learning from both of them how to court his first love, and dreaming of one day making movies of his own. When the day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream, Alfredo makes the young man promise to never look back, to keep moving forward. And so he does, for thirty years, until the day a message arrives that beckons him back home to a secret, beautiful discovery that awaits him there."--Container (HBO 2000 edition).
Home use only.
In Italian with optional dubbed English and French language tracks and English or French subtitles.
Academy Award Winner, Best Foreign Film, 1990.
Special Jury Prize, Cannes 1989.
Golden Globe Winner, Best Foreign Film.