Foreign Film Series: "Life Is Beautiful"

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Location: 

Hendricks 122

Contact: 

Dr. Cristina Francescon
(910) 630-7082
francesc@methodist.edu

Description: 

Director Roberto Benigni plays a Jewish-Italian bookshop owner who employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. The film was partially inspired by the book In the End, I Beat Hitler by Rubino Romeo Salmonì and by Benigni’s father who as a resistance supporter and spent two years in a German labor camp during World War II.

Italy, 1997, director: Roberto Benigni

Life Is Beautiful
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