Happy as Lazzaro (12A)

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Happy as Lazzaro (12A)

Drama | Italian | 2h 04m

Directed by Alice Rohrwacher

Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese

Staring Adriano Tardiolo, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani

Cannes Film Festival - Official Competition, Nominated for the Palme d’Or, Winner “Best Screenplay”

European Film Awards - Four Nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Screenwriter

European University Film Awards - Winner “Best Film”

Synopsis:

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.­

Reviews:

★★★★★ "Alice Rohrwacher is a modern master” Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian

★★★★★ "a quietly beautiful film, as modest as it is ambitious" - The Independent

★★★★★ "a startling, touching tale of Italy's past and present" - The Telegraphy

★★★★★ “as exhilarating as it is beautiful” - Time Out

★★★★★ “spellbinding modern fairytale“ - The Skinny