|LSC Classics Presents:
Life is Beautiful (La Vita è bella) (1997)
March 11, 2006 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100 and
March 12, 2006 at 10:00pm in 26-100.
Conjuring keys and hats out of thin air, Guido (Roberto Benigni), a clever Jewish-Italian waiter, successfully courts Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a beautiful local woman, in Fascist pre-WWII Italy. His life, however, is turned upside down a few years later when he, Dora, and their young son, Giosué (Giorgio Cantarini), are sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is just an elaborate game, with the grand prize being a tank. [rottentomatoes.com]
"A deeply touching story told with imagination and humor."
-- Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Examiner. Read this review.