Thursday 2nd December 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
Giuseppe Tornatore’s much-loved ode to cinema is third in RFT’s top three 50th Anniversary poll. Thanks to support from the University of Reading, entry is free but we would advise booking in advance.
Set in the 1940s before the arrival of television in rural Italy, this warm-hearted hug of a film centres on the local picture house in a small village in Sicily and on the character of Salvatore, a lonely little boy in thrall to the movies, fascinated both by the images on the screen and by Alfredo, the projectionist who makes them possible. Don’t miss the chance to see this life affirming masterpiece projected on the big screen.
Italy 1988 – Italian with subtitles – Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore with Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili – 155 min
They really don’t make them like this anymore – FINANCIAL TIMES
One of the finest films about innocence ever made – SUNDAY TIMES
A funny, sentimental, deeply moving celebration of the experience of movies and movie-going – THE OBSERVER