Happy As Lazzaro
A modern, time-travelling magical fairy tale that's an instant classic.
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Cast includes: Adriano Tardiolo, Nicoletta Braschi
127 Mins / 2018 / Italy | Switzerland | France | Germany, Subtitles
This modern fairy tale is an instant classic. Rohrwacher’s mesmerizing film begins on a remote Italian estate around the year 2000, where several farming families are kept in neo-feudal bondage by its owner, the Marchesa De Luna, the queen of cigarettes.
Lazzaro, a good-hearted young peasant, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination, form a life-altering bond when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping.
Their strange and improbable alliance is a revelation for Lazzaro. A friendship so precious that it will travel in time and transport Lazzaro in search of Tancredi. His first time in the big city, Lazzaro is like a fragment of the past lost in the modern world.
Winner of Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay
“This movie feels bracingly new and also like something that has been here forever. It has the urgency of a news bulletin and the authority of a classic.” New York Times
This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.
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