1 GIANCALDO. SALVATORE'S MOTHER'S HOUSE. EXT/INT. DAY
...Salvatore, that's right,
Salvatore. Di Vita Salvatore
...But, miss, what do you mean you
don't know him?!...I...Yes...
She has dialed her way
through endless numbers
but still hasn't managed
to speak to Mr. Di
sigh of relief.)
...That's right, good for you!
Oh!...yes...And I'm his
mother. I'm calling from Sicily. Been
trying all day...Ah, he's not
there...But would you be so kind as
to give me...?...Yes...
(She nods at another woman
around forty sitting
it is LIA, her
daughter, who jots down
the numbers her
...Six, five, six, two, two, oh,
six...Thanks ever so
He'll be terribly busy, God knows
even remember. Do as I say, forget
it...He hasn't been here for thirty
years. You know how he is.
He'll remember! He'll remember!
(She puts on her glasses
and starts dialing
...I'm positive. I know him better
than you do. If he were to find
out we hadn't told him, he'd be
angry. I know.
(She takes off her
...Hello? Good morning. Could I
Vita. I'm his mother...
2 ROME. STREETS. EXT/INT. NIGHT
Hey! What the fuck you looking at!?
3 ROME. SALVATORE S APARTMENT. INT. NIGHT
moves quietly, as if to make no noise. He doesn't even turn on the light,
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Synopsis: Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano) and takes over as the Paradiso's projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.