This is a story about happy days when Italian cinema did not yet know what the “crisis of Italian cinema” was. In the center of the picture, divided into three parts, is the Sicilian boy Salvatore.
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This film is a memory of the past – about the irrevocably gone, about youthful dreams, about the first love. But it is also a reflection on the present – on feelings and experiences that accompany a person throughout his life …
The director managed to create a delightful atmosphere … Each frame of the film is literally imbued with amazing love, warmth and comfort, it is as light as only memories from distant childhood can be … Such an exciting and touching film could only be shot by a person completely fascinated by the magic of cinema and infinitely in love with his profession …
Real works of art are born only in those cases when their creators devote themselves to their favorite work without a trace – and this case is just such …
It seems that with his inspiration and enthusiasm, Tornatore managed to inspire the entire film crew …
There are a lot of colorful characters and memorable roles in the film … Although, of course, first of all I would like to note the meter of French cinema Philippe Noiret – his character, despite the contradictions, is very touching and charming, as well as 8-year-old Salvatore Casho, who created a lively and bright the image of the protagonist in early childhood …
The film has a very picturesque visual series, which is primarily the merit of the operator – throughout the entire film he is an artist who controls everything!
Also, I cannot fail to note the amazing soundtrack of the one and only Ennio Morricone – the film literally melted into the enchanting music of the genius Italian! It contains love, nostalgia, irony, shades of joy, and notes of sadness …
A very touching, kind and sad film – and as a result – almost 3 hours of inexpressible emotions and a very pleasant aftertaste!
And if it was necessary to tell about the film with just one phrase, then I would probably say this:
THE OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR DID A REAL ANTHEM TO A CINEMATOGRAPH, AND NOT JUST DID IT, BUT DID IT WITH LOVE …
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Italian: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Italian: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0