Happy as Lazzaro
HAPPY AS LAZZARO (Lazzaro Felice)
IT, CH, FR, DE // 2018 // 120'
DIRECTOR Alice Rohrwacher
SCREENPLAY Alice Rohrwacher
CINEMATOGRAPHY Hélène Louvart
EDITOR Nelly Quettier
CAST Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno
PRODUCERS Carlo Cresto-Dina
COMPANY Tempesta Production
SALES AGENT The Match Factory
DISTRIBUTION Discovery film
Lazzaro is a young peasant, so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded. Tancredi is 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. Tancredi recruits Lazzaro to spring a trick on his mother, whom he intensely dislikes, by faking his own kidnapping and asking for ransom.
Alice Rohrwacher (Fiesole, 1981) is an Italian director and writer, known for Corpo Celeste (2011) and The Wonders (2014), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes Film Festival 2018 (Best Screenplay)