One of the most famous and popular cinema classics in history, "The Godfather," is coming to Jerusalem in a way Israelis have never seen before: On a huge screen at the Sultan's Pool, in front of the Old City walls, with a live symphonic orchestra which will play the immortal music of Italian composer Giovanni "Nino" Rota.
The film will be screened as part of the closing event of the Jerusalem Film Festival, which will take place on a Saturday evening on July 18 in front of an audience of thousands of people.
"The Godfather" is the first part of Francis Ford Coppola's successful trilogy, which changed the crime film genre for good. The 1972 film stars Marlon Brando, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Vito Andolini Corleone (referred to as "Godfather" or "Don Corleone").
The music at the screening will be played by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra with American conductor Justin Freer.