Among a large group of tobacco harvesters in sun-kissed bygone Italy, young Lazzaro is an innocent fool. He is ever-eager to please, and bumps along in wide-eyed generosity even when he and his mob are being bamboozled the exploitative Marchesa, the ‘Queen of Cigarettes’. What begins as a gentle view of bucolic society then takes a time-bending turn part-way through. Magically, we now face a different reality with the second half of this dreamy, Cannes prize-winning film seeing our hapless hero and pals encounter the corruption of modern Italy.
Winner Best Screenplay 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Italian with English subtitles
To book tickets please call Perth Festival on 6488 5555 or go to https://www.perthfestival.com.au/event/happy-as-lazzaro