Italian Cinema Night: Happy As Lazzaro

Film City Glasgow | 15 March | 6.30 pm | Tickets

With International Women’s Day coming up on the 8th of March, we are honouring one of our favourite women filmmakers from Italy, Alice Rohrwacher. Happy As Lazzaro screened in Official Competition in Cannes in 2018 and was awarded for “Best Screenplay”.

In advance of the theatrical release of Happy As Lazzaro on April 5th, we host a preview screening in collaboration with BFI Film Audience NetworkNew Releases and Modern Film. With the support of Film Hub Scotland, Film City Glasgow and the Italian Institute of Culture (Instituto Italiano Di Cultura) in Edinburgh.

Happy As Lazzaro | Lazzaro Felice 

Dir. Alice Rohrwacher

2h 05min | Italy | 2018

Cast includes: Alba Rohrwacher, Adriano Tardiolo, Sergi Lopez

Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese

This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the­ queen­ of­­ cigarettes.­

A loyal bond is sealed when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping. This strange and improbable alliance is a revelation for Lazzaro. A friendship so precious that it will travel in time and transport Lazzaro in search of Tancredi. His first­ time in­ the big­ city,­ Lazzaro is like­ a fragment­ of the past lost in the modern world.

“Sun-scorched, time-bending tale … beguiling” ★★★★ – The Guardian

“Holy fools and fairytales, Italian style … Rohrwacher is as bold as any filmmaker working today” ★★★★ – Rolling Stone

“For a movie that mines its most startling jolt out of the concept of time, there is a knowing and ironic sense of timelessness to [this] exquisite pastoral fable” ★★★★★ –

*Tickets are on a sliding scale, pay what you can afford between £ 0 and £ 8. Everyone is welcome, no questions asked.*


This screening is supported  by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network and funded by BFI and Creative Scotland.

With special thanks to Modern Films, Film City Glasgow and the Italian Institute of Culture in Edinburgh.

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