Happy as Lazzaro - (Lazzaro Felice)

Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Dama | Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany | 2018 | Italian | 125'

Show times

9 November 07:00 PM
12 November 07:00 PM
15 November 07:00 PM
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.
Best Screenplay (tied) – Cannes IFF 2018

Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher


Arabic, English