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Italian Films : La vita è bella

  • Apr 14, 2013 · 2:30 PM
  • Angelika Film Center

 

Dallas International Film Festival

Italian Spotlight

http://secure.dallasfilm.org/festivalfeature/id/22815447473150619

 

La vita è bella

Angelika 6 Sunday 4/14 3:00pm

 

( Single showing)

 

In LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, director Roberto Benigni’s Academy-Award winning film, the horrors of life in a Nazi concentration camp are transformed into a world of imagination for one small boy.

Soon after a charismatic young Jewish man named Guido Orefice (played by Benigni) moves to Italy, he falls in love with a local school teacher, Dora (played by Benigni’s actual wife Nicoletta Braschi) and the two start a family while the specter of World War II looms in the background.

One day, the entire family is captured and sent to a concentration camp, and Guido decides to hide the reality of their dismal situation from their son, Joshua, by pretending it’s only part of a game. While Guido invents this fiction in order to protect his innocent child, his actions become a testament to the power of humor, ingenuity and love to overcome the darkest of times.

 

 

 

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  • David M.

    great movie. I'd love to see it on the big screen. But out of town.

    April 2, 2013

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