Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
Translation: russian subtitles
Length: 125 min.
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Sergi López
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.
Awards and festivals:
Cannes Film Festival — Best Screenplay
International Cinephile Society Awards — ICS Cannes Award
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award Nomination — Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Production Design
Jerusalem Film Festival — participation
Munich Film Festival — participation