Back in the day, Miramax was the guru of bringing wonderful small films to general distribution. Cinema ParadisO was part of that legacy. A lovely Italian film that starts out as a coming-of-age, turns to a love story and resolves with a tear jerker. Perfect cinema!!!! Movie lovers will enjoy watching old-time movie lovers, the story is rich and heartwarming. Though subtitled, there is nothing for me like hearing Italian men say "Principeca" (princess) to their lady love.
This film won the Oscar for Best Foreign film in 1989.