The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) has relaunched its support for new film releases. So far we've supported screenings of Utøya: July 22, Oscar-nominated Shoplifters, and stunning Korean thriller Burning, helping cinemas across Scotland reach new audiences with social media support, competitions and more. We're now at the fourth film in this cycle, Happy as Lazzaro. Find out how to book this film at your cinema below.
Dir. Alice Rohrwacher | Cert TBC | 2hr 5min | Italy
Released 5 April 2019 by Modern Films
Sweet-natured Lazzaro lives in a village in the beautiful Italian countryside, set apart from the world by a bridge that no one can be bothered to fix. Life unfolds much like it did a century ago, save for the odd Walkman and 1990s-era dance music, until things take a strange and supernatural turn as Lazzaro strikes up a friendship with a rebellious young nobleman.
“Rohrwacher concocts a trippy brew of Italian class struggle, folk tales, biblical allegory, pop culture references and a rich vein in cinema history.” – BFI London Film Festival
FAN support for new releases aims to better connect the worlds of exhibition and distribution, and ensure that the best new independent releases find a place in cinemas and connect with audiences across the UK.
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