This Week At Enlighten : Cinema Paradiso



Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore/155 mins/ Italy/Colour/Digital

Synopsis:  Cinema Paradiso is a 1988 Italian film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The story revolves around a boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home as a famous director after receiving news about the death of an old friend. Under the fatherly influence of Alfredo, Salvatore falls in love with film making, with the duo spending many hours discussing about films & Alfredo painstakingly teaching Salvatore the skills that became a stepping stone for the young boy into the world of film making. The film brings the audience through the changes in cinema & the dying trade of traditional film making, editing & screening. 


Won an Oscar, Golden Globe & KCFCC Award for Best Foreign language Film.  



This Week At Enlighten : Monsieur Ibrahim


    Monsieur Ibrahim

Directed By : François Dupeyron/94 mins/France/Colour/Digital Synopsis: Monsieur Ibrahim is 2003 French film directed by François Dupeyron. In a working class neighborhood, two unlikely characters—a young Jew named Momo lives with his father and his only friends are the street whores who treat him with genuine affection  and an elderly Muslim named  Ibrahim—begin a long-lasting  friendship. After Momo is abandoned by his father Ibrahim becomes the one man in Momo’s life. Together they begin a journey that will change their lives forever. 

Awards and Recognitions : 

* Nominated for : Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Language film 

* Won : Best International Literature Adaptation

Hessian Film Award. 

About the Film :

Monseuir Ibrahim is a simple but an extraordinary tale of a man who wishes to gift a young boy who is deprived of parental love; all the knowledge and experiences of his lifetime. He says he is happy because he knows what is written in his Koran. He is believes in Sufism which is free of orthodox rituals and false customs. Religion according to him is what we tend to believe from within our soul. He adopts him, they take a trip to Turkey together, Momo teaches Ibrahim how to drive and together they begin a friendship which would last for a lifetime. 

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