The ultimate love letter to cinema. Giuseppe Tornatore’s award-winning comedy drama offers a nostalgic look at films and the effect they have on a young boy who grows up in and around the title village movie theatre. The story begins in the present as a Sicilian mother pines for her estranged son, Salvatore, who left many years ago and has since become a prominent film director. He finally returns to his home village to attend the funeral of the town’s former film projectionist, Alfredo, and, in so doing, embarks upon a journey into his boyhood… The film is heart-warming, escapist and inspiring to armchair filmmakers everywhere.
Screening from a new digital print.