Official US Trailer for Rohrwacher’s ‘La Chimera’ with Josh O’Connor
“You’ve cast a spell.” One of the best films from 2023! Neon has finally unveiled the official US trailer for the Italian film La Chimera, the latest from acclaimed Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher (following Corpo Celeste, The Wonders, Happy as Lazzaro). This first premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival last year, where I first fell in love with it, before going on to play at the Telluride, Toronto, Zurich, and New York Film Festivals. Josh O’Connor stars as Arthur, one of the key members of a band of black market bandits (known as the “Tombaroli”) who dig up archeological artifacts hidden in tombs around Italy and sell them to a collector. The cast also features Isabella Rossellini, Carol Duarte, Alba Rohrwacher, Vincenzo Nemolato, and Lou Roy-Lecollinet. I ADORE this film and everything in it – I went to see it three times at three different festivals last year. It ended up as my #1 film of 2023 on my final Top 10 for last year – yes it’s THAT amazing. I’m delighted it’s finally getting a proper US release – catch it in theaters while you can.
Here’s the official US trailer (+ poster) for Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera, direct from Neon’s YouTube:
Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli, thieves of ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur (Josh O’Connor), the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, goes inside the earth – in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak. In an adventurous journey between the living and the dead, between forests and cities, between celebrations and solitudes, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold, all in search of the Chimera… La Chimera is directed by the acclaimed Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher, director of the films Corpo Celeste, The Wonders, Happy as Lazzaro, and the doc Futura previously, plus many other short films. The screenplay is written by Alice Rohrwacher, in collaboration with Carmela Covino & Marco Pettenello. Produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina, Paolo Del Brocco, Manuela Melissano. This initially premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival last year (read our review). Neon will debut Rohrwacher’s La Chimera in select US theaters starting March 29th, 2024 coming soon.