Italian film ‘Life is Beautiful’ to land in Chinese theaters

Oscar-winning 1997 Italian comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful is set to land in Chinese theaters with a 4K version on Jan 3, 2020, according to the film’s official Weibo account.

Directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who also co-wrote the story, the film revolves around 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 won numerous awards, including the 1999 Oscar for best actor, best foreign-language film and best original score.

Known in Italian as La vita è bella, the film has never been released on the Chinese mainland before.

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