Life is Beautiful


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Mov’In Bed – Outdoor Bed Cinema presents

Life is Beautiful

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, December 190th – 8:30PM

LOCATION: The Showring at The Entertainment Quarter / 125 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021


SYNOPSIS: A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), meets Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. Determined to shelter his son from the horrors of his surroundings, Guido convinces Giosue that their time in the camp is merely a game.

Director: Roberto Benigni
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicholetta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini
Running time: 1h56
Genre: Drama, Romance
Classification: M


Life is Beautiful’ is a rarity  a simply conceived and executed story about the strength of the human spirit in adversity. It is rare because it manages to deliver a message without beating you about the head with it and getting caught up in its own mission. Neither does it sternly point a finger at the audience which many Hollywood `message’ films seem to do these days. Rather, it shows how, even in the conditions of Jewish persecution during the Second World War, people can rise above themselves for the sake of their loved ones. End of message.
The film is a delicate balance of humour and pathos, and, unlike many other reviewers, I didn’t feel the concentration camps were treated with levity or belittled. The horror is there, but understated. This was how many war victims and sufferers of other atrocities throughout the ages have managed to turn aside the terrible spirit-crushing events they endured  with a gag or a laugh.
Roberto Begnini is brilliant, and inhabits his character totally as though born to the part. The romance between him and his `Principesse’ is touchingly romantic, and Giorgio Cantarini is terrific as little Joshua. I found this film very satisfying and moving, mostly because it said what it had to without moralizing, making its impact all the more effective.


Buy your ticket for an exclusive outdoor cinema experience @ The Entertainment Quarter in Sydney , lay in one of our 150 queen size beds with LED-lit bedside tables, comfy pillows and you even get a blankie in case it gets chilly. Enjoy watching your favorite films under the stars on the big screen. It’s a outdoor movie Festival !

Additional information

Ticket type

Bed Ticket, Grass ticket

Ticket Options

Bed Single Admission: One pillow, one blanket and one single bed. (Admit x1), Bed Couple Admission: Two pillows, one blanket and one queen size bed. (Admit x2), Bed Trio Admission: Three pillows, one blanket and one queen size bed. (Admit x3), Student/Concession – Grass Picnic single admission. (Admit x1), Student/Concession – Grass Picnic two people admission. (Admit x2), Student/Concession – Grass Picnic three people admission. (Admit x3), General Admission – Grass Picnic single admission.(Admit x1), General Admission – Grass Picnic two people admission.(Admit x2), General Admission – Grass Picnic three people admission.(Admit x3), Family Pass (1 kid – 2 adults), Family Pass (2 kids – 2 adults)