Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 2nd March 5:00 PM - Alhambra

Happy As Lazzaro

Director: Alice Rohrwacher Country: Italy
Cert: TBC Year: 2018 Length: 125 minsLanguage: Italian
F-Rated
2019 Festival
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Described as a "luminous magic-realist fable" this is the story of Lazzaro, a beautiful peasant whose sweet nature makes people mistake him for simple-minded.

He is happy to help anyone in his village, which is ruled over by the evil Marchesa. Lazzaro is befriended by the Marchesa's petulant son, who convinces him to stage a dramatic incident to secure a ransom.

A myth of a modern Italy consumed by corruption and decline, Happy as Lazzaro, is a beautifully shot (on Super 16mm) film incorporating some exquisite imagery.

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award, Cannes 2018

Critics

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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
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New York Times



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