‘Has the urgency of a news bulletin and the authority of a classic.’
Among a large group of tobacco harvesters in sun-kissed bygone Italy, young Lazzaro is an innocent fool. He is ever-eager to please, and bumps along in wide-eyed generosity even when he and his mob are being bamboozled the exploitative Marchesa, the ‘Queen of Cigarettes’. What begins as a gentle view of bucolic society then takes a time-bending turn part-way through. Magically, we now face a different reality with the second half of this dreamy, Cannes prize-winning film seeing our hapless hero and pals encounter the corruption of modern Italy.
Winner Best Screenplay 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Director Alice Rohrwacher
Cast Adriano Tardiolo, Alba Rohrwacher
Duration 125mins, M
Italian with English subtitles
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Devised & Created by Jaxon Gordon, Braydon Fawcett and Rex English with Cath Trimboli
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