Giuseppe Tornatore’s brilliant Nuevo Cinema Paradiso is an irresistible feat for a film lover.
Toto, a young boy, lives in a small Italian town causing havoc wherever he ventures, despite the best educational efforts of his mother and the local priest. His only interest is the town’s sole attraction, Cinema Paradiso, where he spends all his spare time and money. He falls in love with the art and forms a deep connection with the people running the cinema. Nuevo Cinema Paradiso is a film about life in rural post-war Italy. It is about passionate film-lovers, adolescence, and life itself.