Me and my sister watched it 13 years ago exactly (my sis totally remembered she watched it at the age of 10) and till date, it remains as one of the most memorable and impactful movies we ever shared together.
It was really by chance one evening, when we were both bored in the hotel room while holidaying in Genting. Having gone Genting-ing so many times before, we basically grew bored of that place if not for my ever so enthusiastic casino-ready relatives.
That evening, we randomly flipped through various channels and I lamented on how lame and pathetic it was, watching what I thought to be a silly comedy flick. It turned out to be the best decision ever to stay indoors on that holiday. Little did we both know that this film had won the 71st Academy Award for Best Music, Best Original Dramatic Score and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Roberto Benigni, the lead actor who also directed and co-wrote the film, won Best Actor for his role.
As the going gets tougher in life years down the road, there will be times when I would recall the father in the film and be grateful that there are still a lot of things worth to be celebrating for.
Watch it if you haven't! =)