R | | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Irene Papas was considered for the role of the older Maria Di Vita. The role eventually went to Pupella Maggio.
Maria Di Vita - Older:
Yes, Salvatore di Vita. You mean you don't know him, Miss? That's right, and I'm his mother. I've been calling from Sicily, all day long. I understand, he's not there.
When the (adolescent) Salvatore is leaving home on the train, we see Alfredo getting up out of the seat on the platform. The next time we see him, he's seated again, and getting up again.
The footage shown during the end credits has been slightly re-cut for the US DVD version. Most notably, the shot of the adult Elena has been removed.
$16,552 (USA) (11 November 2013)
Check out our guide to the Golden Globes, see what IMDb editors are watching, and more.