Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 2nd March 5:00 PM - Alhambra

Happy As Lazzaro

Director: Alice Rohrwacher Country: Italy
Cert: TBC Year: 2018 Length: 125 minsLanguage: Italian
2019 Festival
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Audience Reaction

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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