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First Trailer For Alice Rohrwacher's HAPPY AS LAZZARO

First trailer for the Cannes Best Screenplay winner.


Writer/director Alice Rohrwacher (Heavenly Body; The Wonders) picked up a Best Screenplay award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for her latest Italian drama, Happy as Lazzaro.

Adriano Tardiolo stars as the titular Lazzaro, a peasant recruited by a nobleman (Luca Chikovani) to orchestrate his kidnapping.

A UK/ROI release has yet to be announced, but you can check out the first trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

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.