"★★★★★ – Magic. It's the best film of the week and probably the year too – Alice Rohrwacher is a modern master" – Guardian
"★★★★★ – Exhilarating as it is beautiful" – Time Out
"★★★★ – The Italian fable that will leave you smiling” – Total Film
Rohrwacher’s dreamlike tale of rural Italy has picked up an armful of awards on the festival circuit.
Lazzaro, a young peasant so kind that he is often considered simple-minded, befriends young nobleman Tancredi in their pastoral Italian village, Inviolata. Life there is dominated by the nasty Marchesa – Tancredi’s mother.
Tancredi enlists Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping, and, years later, Lazzaro goes in search of Tancredi and the friend he lost.
One of April's MyPhoenix Passport film selection. Members and Friends tickets are £5 – buy your tickets from Box Office to take advantage of this special pricing.
Dir: Alice Rohrwacher
Cast: Alba Rohrwacher, David Bennent
Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany 2018, 125mins