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3 Must-Watch Films Set in Sicily

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3 Must-Watch Films Set in Sicily

Celebrating the airing of the film A Sicilian Dream, we have selected three productions set in Sicily that nobody should miss. Showing the best landscapes and culture of this Italian region these films are a treat to the senses!

Cinema Paradiso

This classic of Italian cinema takes a romantic look at growing up in a remote village. The filmmaker returns to his Sicilian hometown for the first time in 30 years and looks back on his life, including the time he spent helping the projectionist at the local movie theater.

Cinema Paradiso won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards, the 1989 Golden Globe Awards, the BAFTAs, and won the Grand Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival that year.

The Godfather

A masterpiece of cinema, Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 mafia classic became a reference when it comes to Italian-American culture. Although most of the movie was filmed in the US, there was a part set in Sicily, when Don Corleone’s son seeks refuge from the war in which his family finds itself involved. The Godfather stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, amongst other great names of cinema.

The film was the highest-grossing film of 1972 and won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Puzo and Coppola). Its seven other Oscar nominations included Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall (Best Supporting Actor), and Coppola for Best Director.

Divorce Italian Style

Directed by Pietro Germi and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Divorce Italian Style tells the story of a married Sicilian aristocrat who falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her. However, with divorce still illegal, Mastroianni hatches a scheme to make it seem like his annoying wife was unfaithful and then kill her.

Divorce Italian Style won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen; it was nominated both for Best Actor in a Leading Role and for Best Director. The film was also entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the prize for Best Comedy.

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