A premiere of a special kind: Cinema Paradiso

On the last evening of Klosters Music 2021 there will be a large cinema: the timeless film classic “Cinema Paradiso” by the Sicilian master director Giuseppe Tornatore (* 1956) will be shown on the big screen. With its sensitive and elegiac visual language, the Oscar-winning work is dedicated to the story of the fictional Sicilian director Salvatore and the small fishing village of his childhood. Internationally renowned by now, Salvatore returns to his rural home to attend the funeral of the local film projectionist, Alfredo. The return, brought about by the death of his father’s friend, whom Salvatore was allowed to assist at the film screenings in his youth, leads him back to the world of memories and the images of his childhood. The music for the cinematic showpiece from 1988 comes from the masterful hand of composer Ennio Morricone and his son Andrea Morricone. Morricone, who was born in Rome in 1928 and died there in 2020, worked with Sergio Leone (“Play Me the Song of Death”), Bernardo Bertolucci, Federico Fellini and Pier Paolo Pasolini, among others.  He shaped Italian film music like no other. In Klosters, the wonderful music to the film will be performed live by the Lucerne City Light Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thiago Tiberio. Tickets (from CHF 45) can be bought here.