DIRECTOR Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST INCLUDES Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta, Pupella Maggio, Agnese Nano, Leopoldo Trieste, Tano Cimarosa, Nicola Di Pinto, Roberta Lena, Nino Terzo, Brigitte Fossey, Nellina Lagana, Turi Giuffrida, Mariella Lo Giudice, Giorgio Libassi
AWARDS Oscar: Best Foreign Language Film. BAFTA: Best Film not in the English Language
Director Guiseppe Tornatore's bittersweet, Oscar-winning film focuses on the effect that cinema had on the inhabitants of a small Sicilian village during World War Two. After receiving news of the death of his old friend Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), a famous movie director returns to his home village after spending 30 years away. In flashback, he recalls his fatherless childhood, his fascination with the films he saw at the local cinema and his adventures with Alfredo, the cinema's projectionist.