Italian Film Festival



Info: 1989, 110 min

Language: IT, EN Subtitles

Director: Ettore Scola

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Massimo Troisi, Marina Vlady


  • Thursday January 12, 2017 - 9:00 pm

"Using flashback and film clips, Scola conveys something of the medium's superiority over the box, at the same time beautifully unravelling a tale of life-long devotion and hard graft from Jordan, his long-term lover/usherette (Marina Vlady), and the projectionist (Massimo Troisi). Their temperamental relationships over two decades are conveyed with great affection by the accomplished cast; and the film is full of wonderful moments - such as the homage to Capra at the climax - which manage to be both magical and unsentimental." Colette Maude, Time Out

Forget Cinema Paradiso, this is the bittersweet valentine to the cinema deserves! Jordan (Marcello Mastroianni) grew up at his father’s movie theater, and after World War Two, he took over as the theater’s manager. In those halcyon days, the theater was so popular that police had to be hired to keep the crowds waiting to get in from rioting. Now, however, the theater is losing money and is in danger of being torn down.