Jacques Perrin (Salvatore di Vita), Philippe
Noiret (Alfredo), Salvatore Cascio (Salvatore as a child), Marco Leonardi (Salvatore as a teenager)
The Guardian newspaper voted this their favourite film of the
1980's and it's quite understandable why. It's a sweet, sentimental nostalgia fable about a young boy who grows up helping the cinema projectionist at his small villages cinema and the friendship
they form from the late 1930's onwards.
At two & a half hours, this is a long slog of a foreign
language film to get through, but it ticks by quite nicely due to a good screenplay, great performances and a beautiful music score by Ennio Morricone.
love letter to classic film and a must watch for film buffs.