lazzaro felice

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Director:  Alice Rohrwacher

Length:  125mins

Cast:  Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani, Tommaso Ragno

Genre:  Drama

Language:  In Italian with English subtitles

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Beloved by audiences and critics at Cannes (where is was awarded Best Screenplay), Alice Rohrwacher’s beautiful, much-anticipated new film is a beguiling allegory of love, loss and compassion explorying the troubled soul of Italy.

It is summer at Inviolata, an isolated rural estate, where an extended family of tobacco farmers toil under the rule of a domineering Marchesa, and where the handsome and hard-working Lazzaro, a young man imbued with a saint-like innocence, is alternately adored and taken advantage of. When the Marchesa’s self-absorbed son, Tancredit first visits the fields, he senses an opportunity, and embroils Lazzaro in an audacious plan to swindle his mother.

Channelling the spirit if Pasolini, Rohrwacher’s fascinating tale casts an ethereal, wondrous spell, and confirms her status as one of the most inventive and compelling voices in contemporary Italian cinema.



  • WINNER Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival 2018

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION Munich International Film Festival 2019




The Empire Cinema, Wellington

Friday 8 November, 8.00pm

Monday 11 November, 1.00pm

Thursday 14 November, 8.00pm

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The Govett Brewster, New Plymouth

Friday 20 September, 8.00pm

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