We show over 40 films every term at Film Unit, so there will be something for everyone. To find out about our upcoming films in more detail, or to book tickets, select a film from the list on the left hand side. You can click here to see our entire schedule.
Life is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian comedy-drama co-written, directed and with an Oscar-winning performance by Roberto Benigni. Benigni plays a Jewish librarian (Guido) who, along with his young son (Giosue), are sent to a concentration camp during the Holocaust of WW2. Guido uses his imagination, his resolve and his wit to protect Giosue from the horrors of confinement in the Nazi concentration camp by pretending to Giosue it is merely a ‘game’. Although this film is talking about a sensitive topic, it's comedic sentiment will ensure smiles as well as tears. Life is Beautiful was partly inspired by Benigni’s father, who spent two years in a German labour camp.