Bologna in the cold days of winter. Roberto is a most unorthodox yet talented kindergarten teacher—perhaps because he is still a child at heart. As he tries to help a boy who doesn’t speak, he falls in love with the mother of one of his pupils. Seeking Asylum leans on the incomparable voice and acting of Roberto Benigni and is one of Ferreri’s gentlest films. It earned critical acclaim, winning a Silver Bear Special Jury Prize at the 1980 Berlinale. 35mm print from Cinecittà.

For $30, receive one ticket to a film in Marco Ferreri: Beyond the Absurd and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more about our dinner and a movie combo here.