GOVIND PADMASOORYA FILM
The aptly-titled Italian tragicomedy Life is Beautiful is a film I keep coming back to. It makes you look at the cruelty of the Nazi regime through the filter of whims and imagination, something that must have been very difficult to achieve. The enthusiasm for life is infused into each frame. The protagonist, played by Roberto Benigni, brings humour in everything he does. Benigni, who has also directed the film, makes acting look effortless, but as an audience, we can sense the complexity of the character.