PROGRAMME | Playback Film Festival x QFTPlayer: Cinema Paradiso

Saturday 5 Jun 2021 - 7:00pm

A celebration of youth, friendship and the everlasting magic of the movies.

About this Event

Giuseppe Tornatore’s loving homage to the cinema tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his childhood. Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the highs and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.

Cinema Paradiso won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and is considered a classic of world cinema.


This event is part of Playback Film Festival: a youth-led virtual film festival hosted on #QFTPlayer from 4 - 6 June 2021, featuring films, workshops and talks programmed, produced and delivered by a group of younger cinema-goers aged 16-26. Made in collaboration with LUMI, Reimagine, Remake, Replay and Zeppo Arts.

Cinema Paradiso will be available to watch on QFT Player on Saturday 5 June at 7pm. Pre-book now to watch for FREE as part of the Playback Film Festival. Available to stream in UK and Ireland only.