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La Chimera

La Chimera

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  • SO Sold Out
  • SUB Subtitled
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  • Runtime: 131 minutes
  • Director: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cast: With Josh O'Connor, Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato, and Isabella Rossellini
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2023
  • Rating: (15)
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La Chimera

With her customarily bewitching mixture of earthiness and magical realism, Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) conjures a marvellous entertainment set in a rural Italy eternally caught between the ancient and the modern. Josh O’Connor (The Crown, Challengers, God’s Own Country) stars as Arthur, a ne’er-do well Englishman, handsomely rumpled and recently out of prison, who returns to a rural town in central Italy where he hesitantly reconnects with a ragtag group of tombaroli (tomb raiders), for whom he uses his uncanny powers of divination to locate graves that date back to the Etruscan period and teem with antiquities of immense value to collectors and museums. Yet the melancholy Arthur has other ghosts on his mind, including his long-lost love Beniamina, who haunts his memory like her own ghostly civilization. Featuring gorgeous rough-hewn textures from the great cinematographer Hélène Louvart and outstanding supporting work from Isabella Rossellini, Carol Duarte, and Alba Rohrwacher, La Chimera is a dreamlike descent into a majestically tattered world right beneath our own.

  • Runtime: 131 minutes
  • Director: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cast: With Josh O'Connor, Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato, and Isabella Rossellini
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2023
  • Rating: (15)
  • Films

Times

Event Key:

  • SO Sold Out
  • SUB Subtitled
  • FT Found in Translation