Happy As Lazzaro
Cert: TBC Year: 2018 Length: 125 mins Language: Italian
Score: 65.2% Attendance: 86
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
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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