watched “lazzaro felice” last night. a beautiful film that charms and surprises. lazzaro, the film’s main character, has the head of michelangelo’s “angel with a candlestick” and a guileless kindness that’s just as otherworldly. storytelling as magic, unmoored from constraints of time and space. on netflix.
Alan Scherstuhl: Alice Rohrwacher’s work unites a passionate interest in social realism, in the hardships faced by people on the streets and in the fields, with a daring refusal to be held by the rules of narrative realism.