Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro Felice)

Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Country:
Italy
Year:
2019
Certificate:
12A

“... creates many moments of pure cinematic magic ...” Sight & Sound Magazine

In an isolated mountain community, overseer Marchesa has neglected to tell the villagers that sharecropping has in fact been made illegal - so they continue to work for almost nothing.

Lazzaro is an innocent and kind teenager who’s always given some of the village’s most thankless tasks. After striking up an unlikely alliance with Marchesa’s son Lazzaro finds himself caught up in a fake kidnapping scheme that will ultimately send him on a journey through time itself...

In her follow up to The Wonders, Alice Rohrwacher has crafted a thoughtful, surprising magical-realist fable that’s quite unlike anything else. While deeply attuned to the issues facing modern Italy, Rohrwacher never forgets the characters at the centre of this strange but wonderful drama.


This film release was made possible with the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA

Interested in screening this film?

  • Available on DCP Format: From April 2019
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From TBC