Official Selection out of Competition | 125 min | 2018

Happy as Lazzaro

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About the Film

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Happy as Lazzaro is a magic-realist fable that presents a searing portrayal of class divisions. Set in an isolated village, it tells the story of the friendship between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded; and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Little does Lazzaro know that this life-altering friendship will take him on an unexpected journey.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2018
Length 125 min
Language Italian
Country Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany

Film Credits

Director Alice Rohrwacher
Screenplay Alice Rohrwacher
Cinematography Helene Louvart
Music Piero Crucitti
Editing Nelly Quettier
Producer Carlo Cresto-Dona
Production Company Tempesta, Rai Cinema,Ad Vitam, Pola Pandora Film Produktion, Amka Film Production SA
Sound Design Christophe Giovannoni
Sound Christophe Giovannoni
Cast Adriano Tardiolo, Alba Rohrwacher, Agnese Graziani, Sergi Lopez, Nicoletta Braschi, Tomasso Ragno

Film Contacts

Directed by: Alice Rohrwacher