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Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice)2018

Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Happy as Lazzaro uses a friendship's ups and downs as a satisfyingly expansive canvas for a picture rich with thematic and cinematic depth.

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Lazzaro is a naive and optimistic twenty-year-old farmer; Tancredi is instead a young man with a fervid imagination. Between the two it is born an unexpected friendship, that above all for Lazzaro turns out to be an important moment of growth. Over time, the two face many difficulties together, until Tancredi makes his tracks lose in the city, and Lazzaro sets out to search for him.

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Cast

Alba Rohrwacher
as Antonia adulta
Tommaso Ragno
as Tancredi adulto
Luca Chikovani
as Tancredi giovane
Agnese Graziani
as Antonia giovane
Nicoletta Braschi
as Marchesa Alfonsina De Luna
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Part of the movie's fun - and it is fun, once you adjust to its uninsistent rhythms - is how it forces you to share Lazarro's go-along-to-get-along ebullience.

December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Rohrwacher isn't interested in resurrecting the ghosts of movies past so much as channeling the Brothers Grimm. She does not want to just show you pretty pictures, but a genuine vision.

November 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tardiolo's silent radiance and his director's offhand audacity produce their own bewildering cinematic alchemy.

November 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Easily among this year's finest films and laced with an unapologetic social message, 'Happy As Lazzaro' dares one to imagine a reality where each individual would task themselves to be as selfless and morally whole as its main protagonist.

November 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This movie feels bracingly new and also like something that has been here forever. It has the urgency of a news bulletin and the authority of a classic.

November 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The film isn't entirely free of didacticism or easy sentiment, but a sense of delayed recognition is what makes it such a knotty experience.

November 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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