In 1950s Sicily, a con artist poses as a motion picture talent scout and exploits the dreams of the island’s residents. However, his relationship with a beautiful village girl causes him to rethink his scam.
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore. AKA The Star Maker.
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Tiziana Lodato, Franco Scaldati, Leopoldo Trieste, Clelia Rondinella, Tano Cimarosa, Nicola di Pinto, Costantino Carrozza, Jane Alexander, Tony Sperandeo, Leo Gullotta, Luigi Maria Burruano, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli, Antonella Attili, Domenico Dolce.
1995 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.
1996 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.