Life is Beautiful (La vita è bella) by Roberto Benigni **** Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book keeper, who must employ his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp.
Directed by Jason Reitman. With Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman. Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
Cinema Paradiso by Guiseppe Tornatore **** A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.