Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice)

  •   Alice Rohrwacher
  •   Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
  •   Best of the Fest, International Feature Competition, Spotlight: Italy, Spotlight: Women in Cinema
  •   Coming of Age, Drama


“Earthy folkloric storytelling, time-traveling magical realism and fact-inspired social drama” –Variety

Winner of Best Screenplay at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Happy as Lazzaro follows the adventures of a man living on the margins of his society who can seemingly travel through time. With poetry, wit, and imagination, Rohrwacher creates a sublime story that’s equal parts picaresque journey and pointed social parable about goodness and exploitation.

  •  Italian with subtitles
  •  128 minutes


No screenings currently scheduled



International Competition Patron

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Women in Cinema Program Sponsor

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Women in Cinema Program Patron

Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation

Cultural Partners

Consulate General of Italy in Chicago & Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
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