Lazzaro felice

Happy as Lazzaro
Director
Alice Rohrwacher
Country
Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
Year
2018
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Alice Rohrwacher
Cast
Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno, Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Leonardo Nigro, Agnese Graziani, Gala Othero Winter
Production
Tempesta, Amka Films, Ad Vitam Productions, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, RAI Cinema, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, ARTE France Cinéma

Storyline

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.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2018
Competition
Best Screenplay (ex-aequo)
Sitges Film Festival 2018
Méliès
Special Jury Prize
Josep Lluis Guarner Critics Award
Best Film - Young Card Jury

Lux Film Prize of European Parliament 2018
Official Selection
European Film Awards (EFA) 2018
Feature Film Selection
European Film Nomination
European Director Nomination (Alice Rohrwacher)
European Actress Nomination (Alba Rohrwacher as Antonia old)
European Screenwriter Nomination (Alice Rohrwacher)

Releases

Spain (9 of November 2018)