Six episodes directed and scripted by Giuseppe Tornatore
It becomes a TV series ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’, the film by Giuseppe Tornatore, winner of the Oscar for best foreign film in 1990. It will be directed and scripted by the Sicilian director himself and produced by Bamboo Production, the new company founded by Marco Belardi.
The producer himself announced it to ‘Variety’: “The series, which will consist of 6 episodes of 50 minutes each, will tell the same story as the film but in an expanded form with different narrative strands”. Belardi also added that Giuseppe Tornatore is currently working on the treatment and the pilot episode with the idea of starting filming in a short time for a possible delivery of the project in 2023.
In the tv series the background of the lives of the main characters created by Tornatore will be told and who live in the imaginary Sicilian village of Giancaldo, where “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” is set. The themes that will intertwine in the series will be the same as in the film: the solidarity of a friend, sex as a taboo, the strength of a mother, forced transfers, escapes and marked social differences. The intent is to provide a cross-section of the Italian generation of the second post-war period and the drive to start again in those years, intertwined with the passion for cinema.