- Director:Alice Rohrwacher
- Actors:Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher, Agnese Graziani
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.
About the director
Alice Rohrwacher was born in Fiesole in 1981., graduated from Torino University in Literature and Philosophy. She directed a segment in the collective feature film Checosamanca. Her feature film debut, Corpo Celeste (2011), premiered at Cannes' Directors' Fortnight and later on played in many festivals, among which Sundance FF. The film was nominated for Best New Director at the David di Donatello Awards in 2012, and won the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at Gothenburg, the Nastri d’Argento (Italy’s Film Critics Association Awards), and the Ciak d’Oro for Best Debut Film. More recently she has directed the films The Wonders (Grand Prix - Cannes FF, CineVision Award - Munich FF) and taken part in directing 9 X 10 Novanta (Venice IFF).
Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.