Happy As Lazzaro

Coming to Cinemas 6 June 2019

Two mismatched young men form a strange bond in this Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated Italian drama from previous nominee Alice Rohrwacher (The Wonders).

Lazzaro, a good-hearted young peasant, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination, form a life-altering bond when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping.



Best Screenplay, Cannes 2018

Directed by

Drama, World Cinema, Festival & Independent


Rating: M Violence

Italian with English subtitles

Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany

Hollywood Reporter


It feels like part two needed another couple of drafts before this was ready to go into production.

Screen International


Unravels with a Pinocchio-like logic that comes across as perplexing at first, then proves spellbinding.

The Guardian (UK)


With Happy as Lazzaro, Rohrwacher has crafted a magic-realist fable that doubles as an origin myth for a modern Italy subsumed by corruption and decline.

Variety (USA)


A slow but bewitching burn that rewards viewers' patience with humor and uncanny grace, sealing Rohrwacher's status...as a truly distinctive European major.