Cinema Paradiso (1988)
A boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home as a famous director after receiving news about an old friend’s death. Told in a flashback, Salvatore reminiscences about his childhood and his relationship with Alfredo, a cinema Paradiso projectionist. Under Alfredo’s fatherly influence, Salvatore fell in love with film making, with the duo spending many hours discussing films and Alfredo painstakingly teaching Salvatore the skills that became a stepping stone for the young boy into the world of film making. The film brings the audience through cinema changes and the dying trade of traditional filmmaking, editing, and screening. It also explores a young boy’s dream of leaving his little town to foray into the world outside.