La quimera

Alice Rohrwacher

Especials Italy, France, Switzerland 130 min Fiction
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Synopsis

Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli, thieves of ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur, the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, goes inside the earth – in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak. In an adventurous journey between the living and the dead, between forests and cities, between celebrations and solitudes, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold, all in search of the Chimera.

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Themes

European CinemaFemale Director

Filmmaker

Alice Rohrwacher

With only four fiction feature films she has become one of the most prominent voices on the international film scene. Her work draws on Italian Neorealism and a very characteristic magical realism that had one of its peaks with Happy as Lazzaro, awarded at the Cannes, Sitges and Chicago film festivals, among others. Before, with The Wonders, she already won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes.

Filmography:

La Chimera (2023, D'A 2024), Le pupille (short film, 2022), Futura (co-directed, 2021), Four Roads (short film, 2020), Ad una mela (short film, 2020), Omelia contadina (short film, 2020), Happy as Lazzaro (2018), Violettina (short film, 2016), De Djess (short film, 2015), The Wonders (2014), Corpo celeste (2011)

Alice Rohrwacher

Film information

Int. title: La Chimera
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Script: Alice Rohrwacher, Carmela Covino, Marco Pettenello
Contact: Elastica Films
With: Josh O'Connor, Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 130 min
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: Spanish

Sessions

Awards

CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL
Silver Hugo for Best Cinematography
Silver Hugo for Best Ensemble Cast Performance

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
Best Production Design

SAO PAULO FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Award

SEMINCI VALLADOLID
Silver Spike for Best Film

Poster

La quimera