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.
By the end of the twelve month period for 1924, Italy's entire film output had not exceed 20 titles. As 220 titles were released during 1920, by 1924, Italian cinema was slowly dying.
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.
The projection room of the Cinema Paradiso seems to have only a single projector. In those times theaters had at least two projectors and the film was mounted on multiple reels. It was the projectionists job to switch projectors seamlessly.
The 170 minute version was made available on limited release at U.S. theaters in 2002.
$16,552 4 February 1990