Cinema Paradiso, one of the modern classics in the history of cinema, will expand its history through a series from the hand of its director

Almost 35 years after the film of cinema Paradiso will be released for the first time in theaters, the director Giuseppe Tornatore plans to bring the story to a new audience through a television series.

In accordance with indiewire, Tornatore will write and direct the show produced by Marco Belardi (Perfect Strangers) that promises to create the same story as the film but “in a much broader way and including different narrative threads.

Belardi noted that the program will highlight “the strength of a mother, the solidarity of a friend, sex as a taboo, the forced transfers, the escapes and the marked social differences”. The stories of the main characters in the fictional Sicilian town of Giancaldo, where the film takes place, will also be expanded and the rise of cinema in Italy’s post-WWII era will be contextualized. Second World War.

reviving the classic

The original film follows Toto, a young Sicilian who gets involved with the local cinema and develops a passion for cinema and movies that marks him for the rest of his life. In the years since its launch, cinema Paradiso has become one of the movies most praised in history, Although it flopped when it was released theatrically in Italy, the film came to be recognized in Cannes with the prize grand prix, won as Best Foreign Language Film at the 1989 Oscars and was nominated for 11 BAFTA awards, of which he won 5.

Belardi also shared that, along with the series cinema Paradiso, hope to work with Tornatore to produce a documentary about the making of the original film.

adaptation of cinema Paradiso marks a growing trend in the industry of some directors adapting their own films into television series. Like the recent adaptation of Olivier Assayas of Irma Vep for HBO and the next program of Baz Luhrman that will adapt Australiathe hit drama starring Hugh Jackman Y Nicole Kidman.

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