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La Chimera 15 rating

Alice Rohrwacher’s fascinating new drama finds Josh O’Connor’s fish out of water delving into the world of stolen artefacts.

Action and Adventure 2023 132 mins

Director: Alice Rohrwacher



Josh O’Connor excels as Arthur, a grief-stricken Englishman recently released from prison and adrift in Italy. He joins a group of grave-robbers seeking Etruscan artefacts, hoping riches will change his life. But then he finds himself drawn to Italia, a former maid to his dead girlfriend’s mother, played with gusto by Isabella Rossellini. Rohrwacher’s heady mix of gritty social drama and magical realism feels perfectly at home in this spellbinding tale of intrigue set in Tuscany in the 1980s.