A HORSHAM FILM SOCIETY PRESENTATION
ALL TICKETS £5
Italy 2018 Cert 12A 125min Drama
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Starring: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani
Italian with English Subtitles
The tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the queen of cigarettes. A loyal bond, and precious friendship, is sealed when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping. This strange and improbable alliance is a revelation for Lazzaro. His first time in the big city, Lazzaro is like a fragment of the past lost in the modern world.
“One of the most gorgeous and beguiling films on the festival circuit. Director, Rohrwacher, has crafted a magic-realist fable that doubles as an origin myth for a modern Italy subsumed by corruption and decline.” (Guardian) Won Best Screenplay Award, Cannes 2018