Alice Rohrwacher's Happy as Lazzaro was one of the best films I saw in 2018, landing in my top ten for the year. It went straight to Netflix in the US but we are fortunate in the UK to have this mesmerising fable appearing in cinemas from April 5th, and it's worth seeking out this film on the big screen, where Hélène Louvart's 16mm cinematography can be best appreciated, and where you can slip completely under the film's spell. I met Rohrwacher to discuss her third feature during last year's London Film Festival, and you can read my article on the film in the May issue of Sight & Sound, which is on sale now. In the same issue I reviewed Jim Cummings' Thunder Road, which is also worth seeing when it arrives in cinemas in May.
You can read more about the May issue of Sight & Sound here: https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/may-2019-issue