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Lucia's Grace
Comedy, Italian Style
Da non perdere perché guardare Alba Rohrwacher perseguitata dalla “Madonna” è surreale.

In this irresistible crowd-pleaser and winner of Best European Film at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Alba Rohrwacher (also in Daughter of Mine, Perfect Strangers LIFF16) stars as a timid woman with trouble on all fronts whose life is mysteriously intercepted by possibly divine intervention.

Single mother Lucia is trying to strike a balance between raising her teenage daughter, a complicated relationship and her career as a land surveyor. Her future is jeopardized when she realizes that due to the city council’s inaccurate maps, the site for an ambitious new building is full of geological risks. But Lucia is afraid to speak up for fear of losing her job. 

Out of the blue, a mysterious foreign woman in a shawl appears, following Lucia around as she tries to convince her to stand up to her superiors and recommend a church for the troubled site. Lucia’s belief in miracles is about to be put to the test. Hailed as a “hidden gem” by The Hollywood Reporter, dramatic, amusing and entertaining - Lucia’s Grace is a modern miracle.

Label Europa Cinema for Best European Film, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Australian Premiere
Gianni Zanasi
Alba Rohrwacher, Elio Germano, Giuseppe Battiston, Hadas Yaron, Valerio Mastandrea, Carlotta Natoli, Thomas Trabacchi
Drama, Comedy | Italy | 2018 | 110 min
Italian with English subtitles
Comical and seriously thought-provoking.
The Upcoming
Gianni Zanasi

Gianni Zanasi

Gianni Zanasi is known in Italy for his unconventional comedies. He studied philosophy before attending a film class run by Nanni Moretti. He made his directorial debut in 1995 with the film Nella mischia, which was selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes, 23 years later, he returned to Cannes with Lucia’s Grace. He is also known for The Complexity of Happiness (LIFF16).

Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.