HAPPY AS LAZZARO
Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Alice Rohrwacher's (CORPO CELESTE, THE WONDERS) modern-day fairytale blends neo-realism and magical realism to tell the story of Lazzaro (newcomer Adriano Tardiolo), a naive and optimistic young sharecropper, and Tancredi (Luca Chikovani), a young nobleman with a fervid imagination. The pair form a life-altering bond when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping, and lines between past and present, fantasy and reality, town and country are forever blurred. DIR/SCR Alice Rohrwacher; PROD Carlo Cresto-Dina, Gregory Gajos; Arthur Hallereau, Alexandra Henochsberg, Pierre-François Piet, Tiziana Soudani, Michael Weber. Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany, 2018, color, 125 min. In Italian with English subtitles. RATED PG-13
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