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Happy as Lazzaro (N/C 15+)

2 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue GFT
Location of GFT


GFT / Fri 1 (13.00) & Sat 2 Mar (20.45)

Alice Rohrwacher’s Cannes prize-winner is a lustrous, genre-bending gem set in a tiny village that seems cut off from the modern world. Gentle, meek and mild peasant Lazzaro (Adriano Tardiolo) is happy to do the bidding of anyone who asks. His friend Tancredi (Tommaso Ragno) makes him an accomplice in a cunning plan to fake his own kidnapping and pocket the ransom from his wealthy, much loathed mother. Nothing goes quite as expected in a heady, spellbinding cocktail of folklore, allegory, tales from the class struggle and the fate of the innocent in a world filled with greed and corruption. 

A magic-realist fable that doubles as an origin myth for a modern Italy

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian
  • Director Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cast Adriano Tardiolo, Sergi López, Tommaso Ragno
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 2h5m
  • Country Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany
  • Language Italian with English subtitles
  • Year of production 2018
  • Thanks to Modern Films and The Skinny
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