Happy As Lazzaro
DetailsDirector: Alice Rohrwacher Country: Italy
Cert: TBC Year: 2018 Length: 125 minsLanguage: Italian
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