Life Is Beautiful – English Subtitles
Winner of three Academy Awards. A Chaplinesque fable about the power of imagination set against the stark reality of World War II, in Europe. (Italian with English subtitles.)
Life is Beautiful was amazing! The subtitles were quickly overtaken by the power of the story. It made me laugh, and almost cry (hey, I’m a guy with appearances to maintain). For Benigni to flawlessly weave comedy and tragedy was no easy task, but he pulled it off. I know there are some people who think it was wrong to inject humor into a story about the Holocaust. Roberto Benigni did not trivialize Hitler’s evil deeds. Indeed, he demonstrated how far a father is willing to go for the son he loves.