Hull Independent Cinema presents HAPPY AS LAZZARO
Alice Rohrwacher | 2018 | Italy | Cert 12A | 125 mins | Italian language with English subtitles
This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna,the queen of cigarettes. A loyal bond is sealed when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping. This 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.
Starring Alba Rohrwacher, David Bennent, Nicoletta Braschi
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Screenplay – Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Best International Film – 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards
BFI London Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam Official Selections
“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
“Part of the movie’s fun – and it is fun, once you adjust to its uninsistent rhythms – is how it forces you to share Lazarro’s go-along-to-get-along ebullience.” – Vulture
HAPPY AS LAZZARO is rated 12A. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
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