A soothsayer capable of revealing places from the past to be desecrated is released from prison, and looks for traces of his past in an Italy of the 80s that pays homage to Fellini and Pasolini
Lchimera by Alice Rohrwacher is the latest Italian film in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. It will be the young promise of Italian cinema, already appreciated in France for its The wonders AND happy lazarusto beat masters like Mark Bellocchio AND nanni moretti (in competition with the sun of the future AND kidnaped)?
The director’s film, which takes you back to the 80s among the grave robbers, which pays tribute Federico Felini AND Pierpaolo Pasolini, could be the surprise of this edition marked by great authors such as Wim Wenders, ken loach, Kore-eda, Bilge Ceylan, and Aki Kaurismaki. The answer lies with the jury headed by Ruben Östlund, who will deliver the verdict on Saturday
the chimera: the plot, what the movie is about
The eightees. Arthur (Josh O’Connor, The crown) gets out of prison and finds his friends in a small town on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with whom he formed a band of thievesor the desecrators of Etruscan tombs who go in search of archaeological wonders. Arthur has a gift, that of feeling the void, that is, he is a kind of fortune teller capable of finding the places of the past to desecrate.
The protagonist is a thief. sui generis who loves deeply the artIt also brings with it the memory of a lost love, Benjamin. On his return he wants to meet, in addition to friends, with his mother BenjaminFlower (isabel rossellini), and the sisters. Will the gang of dreamers be able to find the chimera to get out of poverty?
Alice Rohrwacher he loves projecting himself into the past, as in his previous films, and telling how fundamental it is for our present. The trip is between world of the living and the deadbetween sacredness and desecration, the afterlife and loneliness in search of a place in the world
Josh O’Connor, actor from The crown in Cannes with Alice Rohrwacher
The actor who in The crown play the prince carlo he serched Alice Rohrwacher after falling in love with our director’s movies. At this time, Alice altered the script to suit a younger actor.
“This movie was a real adventure and a life experiencea real gift precisely because of the sensitivity of the character – says Josh O’Connor – I can say that this was mine most unique movie experiencetruly unique. the chimera It’s a movie I love very much.”
the chimera and the tribute to Federico Fellini
«This film talks about the past and the present, the hereafter and this side, the above and the below – explains Alice Rohrwacher who pays tribute to him Fellini AND pasolini – the chimera It’s something we all strive to achieveBut we can not. For grave robbers it’s the cursed desire to can that afflicts humanity, while for Arthur It is a love that has been lost.
The director tells the world. real, mysticalhistory and mythology. Arthur and his friends go in search of the tomb that one day could jump, and at the same time the door of a parallel universethat opens to heaven. A door that also seeks Floraa mother who has lost her daughter and who continues to hope endlessly
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