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Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice)2018

Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018)



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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.


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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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (6)

Rohrwacher paints a magical portrait of the decay of rural life, intertwining the past and the present in a work that is as exhilarating as it is sublime.

August 22, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

An escalating parable, a film that starts in a somewhat realist vein and then gradually becomes more unreal, gathering symbolic force along the way.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Though gently outraged in its portrait of class divisions, Happy As Lazzaro mostly takes its tonal cues from the eponymous character's comically gentle, trusting nature.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Rohrwacher's unhurried pace, filled with drifting camerawork and dead air, combines documentary-like aesthetic of Italian neorealism with mysterious circumstances, a steady formula that by now reflects her homegrown style.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A slow but bewitching burn that rewards viewers' patience with humor and uncanny grace, sealing Rohrwacher's status...as a truly distinctive European major.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It feels like part two needed another couple of drafts before this was ready to go into production.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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