Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro Felice)

Alice Rohrwacher
Italy
Switzerland
Germany
France
120 min
2018
From Happy As Lazzaro movie
Synopsis: 

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.

Screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher

Cast: Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno, Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Leonardo Nigro, Agnese Graziani, Gala Othero Winter

Cinematography: Hélène Louvart

Producers: Nina Bisgaard, Piodor Gustaffson, Petra Jönsson

Music: Piero Crucitti 

Production: Tempesta, Amka Films, Ad Vitam Productions, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, RAI Cinema, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, ARTE France Cinéma

Sales Agent: The Match Factory