LA CHIMERA (M)
Tuscany, early 1980s. Arthur (a revelatory Josh O’Connor, The Crown) has just been released from a short stint in prison. During his earlier studies in the region, he fell in love with Beniamina, the daughter of an aging local aristocrat Flora (Isabella Rossellini), but she’s now gone. Arthur has fallen in with the Tombaroli, a bizarre gang of poor twentysomething grave robbers who pretend to make their living as farmers and entertainers, but instead pilfer the area’s ancient Etruscan tombs for earthenware and ornaments to sell on the black market, hoping to one day strike it rich…
Meanwhile Flora’s live-in maid and tone-deaf music student, Italia (Carol Duarte), catches Arthur’s eye but she has her own secrets.
Premiering to major success at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, this captivating new fable of lost love from Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro, The Wonders) is the best received of her career to date. LA CHIMERA is a mesmerising ode to the fragility of the beautiful things in life, and a cautionary tale about how easily they can be lost.
“Alice Rohrwacher’s new film a beguiling fantasy-comedy of lost love: garrulous, uproarious and celebratory in her absolutely distinctive style. It’s a movie bustling and teeming with life, with characters fighting, singing, thieving and breaking the fourth wall to address us directly… “
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
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