Happy as Lazzaro (tbr)
Described as a ‘luminous magic-realist fable’ this is the story of Lazzaro, a beautiful peasant whose sweet nature makes people mistake him for simple-minded.
He is happy to help anyone in his village, which is ruled over by the evil Marchesa. Lazzaro is befriended by the Marchesa’s petulant son, who convinces him to stage a dramatic incident to secure a ransom.
A myth of a modern Italy consumed by corruption and decline, Happy as Lazzaro, is a beautifully shot (on Super 16mm) film incorporating some exquisite imagery.
Winner of the Best Screenplay Award, Cannes 2018
“This movie feels bracingly new and also like something that has been here forever. It has the urgency of a news bulletin and the authority of a classic” New York Times
125 mins, Alice Rohrwacher Italy 2018 (tbr)
Prices Adults £7; KFC members £6; Students, U16s, Unwaged £4