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Favorite Film: “Life is Beautiful”


Rena Wang graduated from Montgomery High in Santa Rosa and now attends Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. She writes of “Life is Beautiful,” “When I first watched it years ago, I thought the plot was absurd, especially since it seemed to deal lightly with such serious topics as WWII concentration camps. I was astounded at how a movie could so unabashedly leap from drama to romance to comedy to tragedy. In the years since, I’ve come to understand the film actually represented reality to the highest degree.” We include a trailer of the film, which won three Academy Awards.…
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