La Chimera

La Chimera
  • Friday May 03, 2024 4:00 PM
  • Friday May 03, 2024 8:00 PM
  • Saturday May 04, 2024 5:00 PM
  • Sunday May 05, 2024 11:45 AM
  • Sunday May 05, 2024 2:00 PM
  • Sunday May 05, 2024 4:15 PM

“This film is clever, ambitious, and funny throughout, but it also works as an intelligent meditation on our attitudes toward life, love, and death.” —Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com

Everyone has their own Chimera: something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For a 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 (Josh O’Connor), the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, Beniamina (Yile Yara Vianello). To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, and goes inside the earth, all in search of a mythical door to the afterlife. On an adventurous journey between living and dead, forests and cities, celebration and solitude, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold, all in search of the Chimera.

130 minutes; Italian with English subtitles


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