Cold War, Roma are two of the films that have dominated the Awards season in the foreign film categories. Many critics believed there was more films that deserved plaudits like Happy As Lazzaro.
Alice Rohrwacher’s film has been picking up accolades ever since its 2018 World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival. Even nearly a year later the film’s buzz is still electric including recent sold out screenings at Glasgow Film Festival.
The film tells the tale of an young peasant boy kindness is mistaken for simple-mindness. After forming a friendship with a young nobleman who asks Lazzaro to orchestrate his kidnapping.
Next month finally we can see the film in UK Cinemas and Modern Films has released the UK Trailer. Check it out…
The film is a tale of a meeting between Lazzaro (Adriano Tardiolo), a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi (Luca Chikovani), 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.
The cast includes newcomers Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher, Tommaso Ragno, Sergi Lopez, Natalino Balasso, Gala Othero Winter, Dacud Bennett and Nicoletta Braschi. The film is also directed by Alice Rohrwacher.
Modern Films will release Happy As Lazzaro in the UK and Ireland on 5 April 2019.