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Lazzaro felice

Alice Rohrwacher Italia, 2018

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Happy as Lazzaro

If you find yourself wondering what year this is at the beginning, hold that thought. What unfurls, in unexpected ways, feels like a trek through a half century of Italian history (and cinema), with the continuing story of the Holy Fool at the center and both realism and magic at the edges. Its wrestle with a changing political/religious culture can be a touch too blunt—but ever mysterious enough to entrance.