La Cineteca Italiana Presents
La vita è bella (Roberto Benigni, 1997)
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
126 Memorial Library
A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni) meets Dora (Nicholetta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosuè (Giorgio Cantarini). Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. Determined to shelter his son from the horrors of his surroundings, Guido convinces Giosuè that their time in the camp is merely a game.