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Nuovo cinema Paradiso

Giuseppe Tornatore Italy, 1988

A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film Cinema Paradiso

Watching this film is like taking a nice bath: once you feel that warmth embrace you, you just want to stay in there. It is loaded with beauty and charm, but it never becomes a mere fluff piece. As much as it embraces nostalgia, friendship, family and love, it does not shy away from the difficulties and complexities of these things. And all of it is tied together in a moving homage to the power of cinema.