OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
Happy as Lazarro (Lazzaro Felice)
DIRECTOR : Alice Rohrwacher
COUNTRY : Germany
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 125min
SK Nouveau 5, 14 Oct @ 5.30pm | SK Nouveau 4, 12 Oct @ 6pm
The story of Lazzaro, a peasant still shy of 20 and so good he appears stupid, and Tancredi, a young man of the same age but spoilt by his own imagination, is the story of a friendship. It’s a friendship that begins genuinely amid a flurry of secret schemes and lies. Full of light and youthful enthusiasm, it’s the first friendship Lazzaro has ever had. And it subsequently survives the passing of time and the disruptive consequences of a Big Swindle to bring the one, Lazzaro, to a huge, empty city in search of the other, Tancredi.
3 awards in various International Film Festivals.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Born in 1981 in Fiesole, Alice Rohrwacher studied in Turin and Lisbon. She was involved in music and documentaries, working primarily as an editor and composer for theatre. THE WONDERS, which she wrote and directed, won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2014 and Best Film at Filmfest München 2014. It has been selected by major international festivals, such as New York, London,Abu Dhabi, and Busan.