Friday, February 23, 2024

The Chimera: the official trailer of Alice Rohrwacher’s new film, presented at Cannes 2023

The Chimera: the official trailer of Alice Rohrwacher's new film, presented at Cannes 2023

Here is the trailer for La Chimera, the new film by Alice Rohrwacher which was presented in competition at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

The Chimera: the official trailer of Alice Rohrwacher's new film, presented at Cannes 2023

01 Distribution published the trailer official of La Chimerathe new film written and directed by Alice Rohrwacheris in the official selection at the Rome Film Festival, Best Of 2023 section. The director, nominated for an Oscar, will present the film as an Italian premiere in Rome after the competition in Cannes and the selection at the Toronto, New York and Telluride Film Festivals where he received the prestigious Silver Medallion Award, a prize given every year to artists who have made a decisive contribution to the world of cinema.

Set in the 1980s, in the clandestine world of “tombaroli“, The Chimera tells of a young English archaeologist (Josh O’Connor) involved in the clandestine trafficking of archaeological finds. The cast is completed by Isabella Rossellini, Carol Duarte, Alba Rohrwacher and Vincenzo Nemolato.

The film’s synopsis reads: “Everyone chases their chimera without ever managing to grasp it. For some it is the dream of easy money, for others the search for an ideal love… Returning to a small town on the Tyrrhenian Sea, Arthur finds his unfortunate band of grave robbers, thieves of Etruscan grave goods and archaeological wonders.”

The Chimera Josh Oconnor Alice Rohrwacher

The Chimera: Josh O’Connor and Alice Rohrwacher on set

Arthur has a gift that he puts at the service of the gang: he feels emptiness. The emptiness of the earth in which the vestiges of a past world are found. The same void that the memory of his lost love, Beniamina, left in him. In an adventurous journey between the living and the dead, between woods and cities, between parties and solitudes, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold, all in search of the Chimera.”