Film still from <em>Happy As Lazzaro</em>
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Film still from Happy As Lazzaro
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Happy As Lazzaro

Cinema Italiano Film Festival 2019
  • Sun 10 Nov 2019
  • 3:30—5:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: PG
  • General $15.50
  • Concession $13.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Direct from Cannes where it shared the Best Screenplay award for its amazingly inventive script, Alice Rohrwacher’s seductive rural fable applies fairy-tale logic to explore the troubled soul of Italy.

Part bucolic fable, part social realism and all fertile imagination, Alice Rohrwacher’s beguiling third feature proves she is one of the most inventive and compelling voices in contemporary world cinema.  

What seems at first to be a story ‘out of time’ reveals itself to be a very particular historical moment and then, with a sly and unexpected narrative spin, becomes decidedly more immediate and familiar. The biblical stories of the resurrected Lazarus and the beggar Lazarus are frequently conflated – either by accident or ignorance – but Rohrwacher’s poetic amalgam of the two is as deliberate as it is teasing and magical. To give the rest away would be an injustice to her breathtaking cinematic logic (she jointly won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes this year). 

IT/FR/SE/DEy, 2018 127 min., Dir. Alice Rohrwacher

In Italian with English subtitles

Book your ticket here

 

Film poster from <em>Happy As Lazzaro</em>
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Film poster from Happy As Lazzaro
Image courtesy of Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Event Info