La Chimera

  • people standing and staring.
  • people digging a grave.
  • people outside.

After the death of the love of his life, English archaeologist Arthur (Josh O’Connor) is desperate to find the mythical door to the afterlife — but to do so, he must team up with a network of tomb raiders who break into ancient tombs in search of archaeological wonders to sell on the black market.

With her customarily bewitching mixture of earthiness and magical realism, Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) conjures a marvelous entertainment set in a rural Italy eternally caught between the ancient and the modern. Josh O’Connor (The Crown) 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
2h 13m
Year
2023
Director
Alice Rohrwacher
Format
DCP
Country
Italy
Language
English and Italian with English Subtitles
First Showing
April 12, 2024
Categories
  • Assisted Listening

Showtimes

Saturday, April 20, 2024 5:30 PM
Location Little Roxie
Sunday, April 21, 2024 3:15 PM
Location Big Roxie
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 8:30 PM
Location Little Roxie
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 6:15 PM
Location Little Roxie
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 6:20 PM
Location Little Roxie

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