Giuseppe Tornatore Double Feature! Cinema Paradiso & Malena

Giuseppe Tornatore Double Feature! Cinema Paradiso & Malena

6:15pm - Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

We're toasting Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a double feature celebrating the writer-director of one of our favourite annual traditions - screening Giuseppe Tornatore's CINEMA PARADISO! On Thursday, June 20, join us for back-to-back screenings of Oscar-winner CINEMA PARADISO followed by MALENA, starring Monica Bellucci in her breakout role.
See one, or see them both for one sweet price!

Presented by Rio Theatre and the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, in partnership with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver and Fare Cinema 2019, and with the generous support of Il Centro – Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver.

Thursday, June 20
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15
MALENA 9:15 pm *Approximate start time

Double Bill Tickets $14 | $16 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note that these films have different ratings. Viewer discretion is advised.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

CINEMA PARADISO “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988 / 155 mins / Italian with English subs) | With sweeping cinematography, gorgeous performances, and a heart-tugging nostalgic storyline about childhood and coming-of-age, CINEMA PARADISO remains one of Italy’s most beloved cinematic exports. Loosely based on writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore’s own life, the story follows a prominent filmmaker recalling the days of his magical boyhood, when he fell in love with movies and formed a deep friendship with the projectionist at his village’s theatre.

MALENA (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2000 / 18A / 108 mins / Italian with English subs) In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever… Malna, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life’s lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

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