• Lazzaro Felice / Happy as Lazzaro
  • Lazzaro Felice / Happy as Lazzaro
  • Lazzaro Felice / Happy as Lazzaro

Lazzaro Felice / Happy as Lazzaro Programme 2019

by Alice Rohrwacher New World View: Italy

Farm labourers working in the remote village of Inviolata are being exploited by greedy tobacco queen Marchesa de Luna. Living in the village is Lazzaro, a boy who is so intently happy-go-lucky that many consider him to be simple-minded. When Lazzaro is asked by his friend and nobleman's son Tancredi, to stage his own kidnapping, a miraculous journey through space and time begins, which leads him to the modern big city for the very first time... Director Alice Rohrwacher's third directorial work oscillates between fairy tale and political allegory. The film presents an unusual and wonderful cinematic experience which was awarded best screenplay in Cannes.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, 2018
  • Runtime: 130 Min
  • Languages: Italian
  • Subtitles: German, English
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  • Director: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani, Tommaso Ragno
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  • Screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cinematography: Hélène Louvart
  • Editor: Nelly Quettier
  • Sound: Christophe Giovannoni
  • Music: Piero Crucitti
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  • Producer: Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • Co-Producers: Tiziana Soudani, Alexandra Henochsberg, Grégory Gajos, Arthur Hallereau, Pierre-François Piet, Michel Merkt, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen
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  • Production Companies: Tempesta, Rai Cinema, Amka Films Productions SA, Ad Vitam, KNM, Pola Pandora, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera, ARTE France Cinéma, ZDF
  • World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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