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Genre: drama
Synopsis

The delirious brew of modernism, folktale and fabulist invention seen in „Happy As Lazzaro”, which unravels with a Pinocchio-like logic that comes across as perplexing at first, then proves spellbinding. Beautifully shot, like Rohrwacher’s other features, on Super-16, this film, with its richly textured images, does indeed feel at times like a retrieved and rather miraculous relic from a lost era of cinema, which is not to say that it isn’t of its own moment. Cult success at the least is guaranteed for a genuine UFO of a film that seems to come from another time and place, and certainly another imagination.

Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

Director
Alice Rohrwacher

(1981)

Filmography
  • Corpo Celeste (2011)
  • Le meraviglie (The Wonders, PÖFF 2014)
  • Lazzaro felice (Happy as Lazzaro, 2018)
Fri, 16.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
011407
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 011407
Sun, 18.11.2018
7:30 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 1
031606
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 031606
Sun, 02.12.2018
6:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
170907
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 170907
Film info
Countries: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 125 minutes
Language: Italian
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Producer: Carlo Cresto-Dina
Writer: Alice Rohrwacher
DOP: Hélène Louvart
Montage: Nelly Quettier
Composer: Piero Crucitti
Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Alba Rohrwacher, Tommaso Ragno, Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López
Production: Tempesta Srl
Distributor: A-One Films Estonia
Festivals: Cannes (Best Screenplay), Munich, Melbourne, London
Synopsis

The delirious brew of modernism, folktale and fabulist invention seen in „Happy As Lazzaro”, which unravels with a Pinocchio-like logic that comes across as perplexing at first, then proves spellbinding. Beautifully shot, like Rohrwacher’s other features, on Super-16, this film, with its richly textured images, does indeed feel at times like a retrieved and rather miraculous relic from a lost era of cinema, which is not to say that it isn’t of its own moment. Cult success at the least is guaranteed for a genuine UFO of a film that seems to come from another time and place, and certainly another imagination.

Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

Director
Alice Rohrwacher

(1981)

Filmography
  • Corpo Celeste (2011)
  • Le meraviglie (The Wonders, PÖFF 2014)
  • Lazzaro felice (Happy as Lazzaro, 2018)