Director of “Happy as Lazzaro” Alice Rohrwacher is working on her next film. Now the production of the film “Chimera”, which the director describes as “the story of a young English archaeologist who is involved in the underworld” tambaroli “, the nocturnal invaders of the Etruscan tombs.” The news was reported by Variety.
Currently filming in Southern Tuscany, “Chimera” sees Josh O’Connor (“Crown”) as Arthur, a British archaeologist who falls into an international network of stolen artifacts in the 80s. Rorvacher’s sister and frequent collaborator Alba Rorvacher and Isabella Rossellini are also starring in the roles of international artifact dealer and retired opera singer, respectively.
Alice Rohrwacher considers “Chimera”, which freely translates as “Ineffective Dream”, the last part of the triptych in the territory I started with “Wonders”, and which raises the main question: what to do with the past?… Is the past just lost the world, or is it closely related to our present? ”
“Miracles,” Happy as Lazzaro “and” Chimera “are a trilogy of Italian identity,” said producer Carlo Crest Dean. “To complete her trilogy, Alice thought of a non-Italian heroine who, in a sense, presents us with a view from the side [Italians]».
Rohrwacher reunites with several former project staffers, including cameraman Ellen Louvre, editor Nelly Quette, production designer Emmit Frigate and costume designer Laredan Buscemi. Previously, they all worked together on “Happy as Lazzaro”, and Louvre, Frigate and Buscemi worked on “The Wonders”. Alba Rohrwacher starred in both.
Production will be completed in two parts: the current winter session will last until the end of February, and the summer – in August. Chimera is expected to hit screens next year.
“Futura,” “Corpo Celeste,” and episodes of “My Brilliant Friend” are some of Alice Rorvacher’s other works. She received the Best Screenplay Award in Cannes 2018 for the film “Happy as Lazzaro”. The film also received nominations for European Director, European Screenwriter and European Film at the European Film Awards, as well as the Best International Film Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.