Happy As Lazzaro (12A)Cast: Luca Chikovani, Agnese Graziani, Adriano Tardiolo
Author(s): Alice Rohrwacher
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Release Date: 05/04/2019 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 127mins
In the tiny Italian village of Inviolata, landholder Marchesa Alfonsina De Luna mercilessly exploits her labourers. Among these slave workers is a reserved, wide-eyed innocent called Lazzaro, who buoys their spirits of comrades with his kindness. A young nobleman called Tancredi, who is embarrassed by the actions of his family, gravitates towards Lazzaro. He hatches a hare-brained scheme to fake his own kidnapping. Lazzaro agrees to participate, blind to the tragic consequences of his actions.