Join Brian Henry Martin who will be introducing this Italian masterpiece 30 years on. And there’s nowhere better to watch it than in Screen 2 of the Strand – the original front stalls!
Young Salvatore Di Vita discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl and takes over as the Paradiso’s projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.
“Movie lovers will lose their hearts to Cinema Paradiso, not out of nostalgia, but for Tornatore’s vigorous demonstration of the enduring power of dreams.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
A Strand Arts Centre event as part of Belfast Film Festival (12th to 21st April)