Cert: 12A

La Chimera

Tuscany, the 1980s. Englishman Arthur (Josh O’Connor), recently released from prison, is drawn back towards the hometown of his former lover Beniamina. Beniamina is nowhere to be found - perhaps she’s even dead - but Arthur does manage to reconnect with the rest of her family. Adrift and living in a shack, Arthur makes a living through his almost supernatural sense for discovering long-lost Etruscan artefacts. He falls in with a group of grave-robbers and embarks on a series of increasingly risky thefts.

The new film from Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) is a fresh, engrossing adventure film that’s simultaneously gritty and magical; sad and romantic; satisfying and unpredictable. It is simply a film to lose yourself in for two wonderful hours.

Festivals:
Cannes Film Festival, 2023
Dublin International Film Festival, 2024

Awards:

Telluride Film Festival, 2023 - Silver Medallion Award (Alice Rohrwacher)

‘Alice Rohrwacher’s new film is a beguiling fantasy-comedy of lost love: garrulous, uproarious and celebratory’

★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Arthur [is] wonderfully played by O’Connor with a loping gait and a muttering command of Italian’

Guy Lodge, Variety
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