|Happy as Lazzaro|
Alice Rohrwacher, an Italian director and screenwriter, took us into a fairy world tale. A fairy tale for adults, in which she shows a kindly boy named Lazzaro and his special approach to life. The film is full of metaphors and memorable scenes. Our favorite scene was the organ concert and mysterious music.
The film is not only about the specific friendship of the good-natured peasant Lazzaro and the trifler marquis Tancredi. Also important is the village of Inviolata, stopped in time, and its inhabitants - portrayed with humor. The tobacco plantation of the Alfonsina awning and the face of the modern city were less funny though.
We enjoyed the film, it took us for almost two hours into a different (?) world. However, we did not like the end. We knew from the reviews that it would surprise us, and it did.
The movie is an Italian-Swiss coproduction in which one of the important roles is played by the director’s sister, Alba Rohrwacher. A very good role, indeed. The movie has been awarded for the best script at the Festival in Cannes 2018.
Original title: Lazzaro felice