Tonight's Movie: HAPPY AS LAZZARO, written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher.
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Award-winning writer and director Alice Rohrwacher grew up in Italy. She graduated with a degree in Classic Literature from Torino University, and wrote for theater and worked as a musician before approaching filmmaking, initially as a documentary editor. Her first feature, CORPO CELESTE, premiered in Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight in 2011, and was then selected for Sundance, New York, London, Rio, and Tokyo film festivals before being released in the U.S., UK, and France. Rohrwacher’s second feature, THE WONDERS, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival along with the Best Film Prize at Filmfest München, and the Black Pearl Award at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival. In 2015 she directed 'The Djess,' a short film commissioned by Prada as part of Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales film series that premiered during New York Fashion Week, and was also presented at Venice Film Festival. Most recently Alice wrote and directed HAPPY AS LAZZARO which was nominated for a Golden Palm and won the Best Screenplay award, as well as winning Best Feature at the Jerusalem and Chicago film festivals.
Watch the trailer for HAPPY AS LAZZARO here!