Cinema Paradiso

Film poster

Cinema Paradiso 1988 Italy 118 mins cert 12A

17th March 2023

To celebrate TFS screening over 200 films, we revisit our first film, the Oscar winning Cinema Paradiso.

Set, and filmed, in Director Tornatore's hometown in Sicily, Cinema Paradiso is a generation-spanning story of friendship, love and filmmaking. Salvatore, now a successful film director, returns home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend and mentor who was projectionist at the Cinema 'Paradiso', the focus of his childhood imagination and adult reminiscences.

Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the experiences that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier

Cinema Paradiso was a critical and box-office success, making Tornatore internationally known, and is regarded by many as a classic. Winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1989.

Film Trailer

Upcoming Films

TFS 2023-24 Season

The Great Escaper

film posterUK 96 mins Cert 12A

5th April 2024
The Great Escaper is based on a true story that made national news about pensioner Bernard Jordan who in 2014, absconded from his care home in Sussex to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.

Read more ...

Chariots of Fire

film posterUK 123mins cert PG

19th April 2024

It is based on the true story of two British athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.

Read more ...