Cape Cod Community College
Fall 2018 FREE! Foreign Film Series Class
Tuesdays at 3:30pm - Free and open to the public
Cape Cod Community College, Lecture Hall A in the Science Building
Life is Beautiful (Italy 1997)
Roberto Benigni's celebrated and enormously popular film boldly blends a sentimental and humorous portrait of family love with a stark Holocaust drama, while gracefully allowing the star moments to showcase his gifts for physical comedy. The film begins as a fairy tale romance, then shifts dramatically when the hero and his family are placed in a concentration camp. To get his young son through the ordeal, the father tries to convince him that the hardships they are enduring are all part of an elaborate game. Benigni won Best Actor honors at the Academy Awards, where the film was also honored as Best Foreign Language Film.
In Italian with closed captions.
Director: Roberto Benigni, 116 minutes