The village of Inviolata (Italian for 'unsullied') lives up to its name in successful Italian director Alice Rohrwacher’s third film. The small community of tobacco farmers lives as it has for centuries. However, the marquis’ car - who rules the plantation with an iron fist - and her son Tancredi’s mobile phone reveal that we are closer to the present than we might think.

In turn, the exploited villagers abuse the endless patience of young Lazzaro, who is innocence personified. From the moment he and Tancredi become friends, everything goes wrong. Following a dramatic incident, the villagers are dragged into the modern age. Lazzaro felice (a screenplay winner in Cannes) tells a wondrous tale in which fable and social realism unite, as if by magic.

Screenings

  • Thu 24 Jan Pathé 4
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  • Sun 27 Jan LantarenVenster 1
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  • Tue 29 Jan LantarenVenster 2
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  • Thu 31 Jan Pathé 1
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International title
Happy as Lazzaro
Filmmaker
Alice Rohrwacher
Country
Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
130’
Language
Italian
Producer
Carlo Cresto-Dina, Tiziana Soudani, Gregory Gajos, Michael Weber
Production Company
Tempesta SRL, Amka Films Productions, Ad Vitam Production, Pola Pandora Film
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Writer
Alice Rohrwacher
Cinematography
Héléne Louvart
Editor
Nelly Quettier
Production Design
Emita Frigato
Sound Design
Christophe Giovannoni
Music
Piero Crucitti
Cast
Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher, Sergi López, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno