La Chimera

NR / 130min


Lark Theater Fri, May 3 11:00 AM
Lark Theater Sun, May 5 4:45 PM
Lark Theater Mon, May 6 8:45 PM
Lark Theater Tue, May 7 3:45 PM
Lark Theater Wed, May 8 7:30 PM
Lark Theater Fri, May 10 2:30 PM
Lark Theater Mon, May 13 9:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, May 15 3:40 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Original Langauge:Italian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alice Rohrwacher
Cast:Josh O'Connor, Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato
Screenwriter:Alice Rohrwacher, Carmela Covino, Marco Pettenello




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, 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.       

Rohrwacher uses magical realism to craft a film that’s just as playful as it is heartbreaking. - Jourdain Searles,

Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera is dreamy and fantastical. - Maxwell Rabb, Chicago Reader