Happy as Lazzaro
aka Lazzaro felice
First screened in October 2018
Director: Alice Rohrwacher. Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luka Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher, Sergi López, Tommaso Ragno, Nicoletta Braschi, Natalino Balasso, Maddalena Baiocco, Gala Othero Winter, Iris Pulvano, Annunziata Capretto, Edoardo Montalto, Carlo Massimino, Alessandro Genovesi, Davide Denci, Giulia Caccavello, Ettore Scarpa, Carlo Tarmati, Pasqualina Scuncia, Leonardo Nigro. Screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher.

Twitter Capsule: A kinder, gentler Time of the Wolf. Sounds like a paradox? Well, Rohrwacher sees things that you and I don't see.

VOR:   A textured history of pastoral beauty and exploitation. A realist life-study that sidewinds into a politically pointed magical-realist parable.

Photo © 2018 Netflix/Tempesta

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay (tie)
Chicago International Film Festival: Gold Hugo (Best Film)

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