Obistrike’s review published on Letterboxd:
A heart-warming, charming and beautiful film that has something for everyone. The human condition is explored through a local cinema, the beating heart of a town slowly recovering from the aftereffects of WW2. Stunning photography captures the architecture, landscapes and life changing moments from young Toto's mischievous childhood.
Sentimental, dramatic, tragic, funny with plenty of Italian passion on display. This richly deserves its billing as a shining example of 1980's European cinema. Its themes are as poignant and relevant as ever ensuring Cinema Paradiso will hopefully be enjoyed by generations to come.