Alice Rohrwacher: ‘We imagine that a good man does good, but it’s an illusion’

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LWLies: So is Lazzaro happy?

Rohrwacher: ‘Lazzaro Felice’ is how, in Italy, we talk about someone who has nothing, but is happy because he sees others happy. I wanted to tell the story of someone who doesn’t pursue his own happiness, but instead pursues the happiness of others.