Spling’s Galileo Pick of the Week: The Godfather

 The Godfather @ Bloemendal Wine Estate (17 Apr)

Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is the stuff of legend, catapulting the careers of Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton, while re-establishing Marlon Brando. It’s an iconic mafia epic that has infiltrated popular culture to the point of cliché. The Godfather’s true greatness is still evident as one marvels at the graceful cinematography, brilliant writing, rich symbolism, enchanting score and star-making performances.

If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out on loads of parody references. If you have, you’ll know there’s a mystique around the film that keeps tempting you back for more.

This monumental mafia epic is showing under the stars at The Galileo Open Air Cinema.