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La Chimera

  Alice Rohrwacher

  Italy, France, Switzerland     133 minutes


English archaeological scholar Arthur has the uncanny ability of intuiting where to find hidden artifacts. Recently released from an Italian prison, he returns to a small Tuscan village; there, he reunites with a ragtag band of misfits who search for and unearth Etruscan relics buried with the dead. When the group encounter a treasure of immeasurable value, their attempts to traffic the objects bring their actions into sharp focus, and they must question their role in the plundering of history.

Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lázzaro) returns to the Festival with her signature rich and atmospheric storytelling, creating a dreamlike world teeming with ghosts and memory, a timeless space in which ancient history and the present become inextricably intertwined.


 Italian with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Carlo Cresto-Dina, Paolo del Brocco, Alexandra Henochsberg, Pierre-François Piet, Gregory Gajos, Amel Soudani, Michela Pini, Olga Lamontanara
  •   Alice Rohrwacher
  •   Nelly Quettier
  •   Hélène Louvart
  •   Josh O'Connor, Isabella Rossellini, Alba Rohrwacher, Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato
  •   Eli Bush, Jeff Deutchman, Alessio Lazzareschi, Tom Quinn, Michael Weber
  •   Tempesta


International Competition Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

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