A winner of awards across the world including Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, 5 BAFTA Awards including Best Actor, Original Screenplay and Score, the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival and many more.
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 high and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier.
Presented in both the original award-winning cut and the expanded Director’s Cut incorporating more of Salvatore’s backstory, newly restored from original negative materials.
2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
-Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented in two versions – the 124 minute Cannes Festival theatrical version and the 170 minute Director’s Cut
-Uncompressed original stereo 2.0 Audio and 5.1 options
-Optional English subtitles
-Giuseppe Tornatore’s A Dream of Sicily Documentary
-A Bear and a Mouse in Paradise Documentary
-The Kissing Sequence
-Booklet featuring new writing on the film