12/1 | 17:30 | Happy as Lazzaro
This is 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 is sealed when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping. This strange and improbable alliance is a revelation for Lazzaro. A friendship so precious that it will travel in time and transport Lazzaro in search of Tancredi. His first time in the big city, Lazzaro is like a fragment of the past lost in the modern world.
Director of Photography
tempesta / Carlo Cresto-Dina and Rai Cinema
Adriano Tardiolo, Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno
Alice Rohrwacher was born in 1981 in Fiesole, and studied in Turin and Lisbon. She has worked in music and projects, as well as editor and composer for theatre. Her first feature Corpo Celeste (2011) made its world premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
Alice also directed Happy as Lazzaro (2018), and The Wonders (2014), winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.