heartwarming nostalgia. it's about how cinema influenced some people in many ways, its not just about recounting a filmmaker's past that related to cinema. The KISSES made me cry like some weak-kneed kids.
A Classic ! Simple,moving story about coming of age,a look at early cinema and censorship.Every scene touches ! Shows how having films in our lives can bring a certain understanding.
Little Salvatore Cascio as Toto is a delight ,how did they get such a performance from him? Unforgettable score by Ennio Morricone.
This movie helped me realise that Tornatore is in fact a tearjerking-seeker director, that relise on sympathy from the public for it's one dimensional charachters that do nothing that mime pathetic emotions. It seems that making a 3 hour film hasn't helped solving the many "problems" Salvadore came upon, Tornatore just took the easy way and made the most hollywood-like ending he could come up with. 3 stars
A very touching movie without being too melodramatic,this is a 150minutes of laughter,friendship,families,love and some heartwrenching scenes. Very good portrait of the earlier period of cinemas and a nice love story here
One of the very best films I have ever seen! Everything about it is just so perfect! The story, the script, the performances, and the direction. It takes a simple concept and uses it to touch on various different emotions. It grabs you like no other film! Just an overall great movie, certainly one of the best I have ever seen!
See the original version first and then the new directors cut. It really changes a lot. Both versions however are magnificent. Deserving of all its accolades. It made me want to work as a projectionist.