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Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore • 1988 • Italy
Starring Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi
The ultimate film about movie love, this Oscar-winning international sensation is a heartstring-plucking ode to the magic of the big screen. Returning to the Sicilian village of his boyhood, a famous filmmaker recalls his postwar youth, when a friendship with the local theater projectionist (Philippe Noiret) opened his eyes to the power of cinema and set him on his life’s journey. Humor, nostalgia, romance, and unabashed sentiment are served up Italian style in a beloved coming-of-age classic that continues to enchant.