LA CHIMERA (Cert 15)

LA CHIMERA (Cert 15)

Tuesday, 25th June 2024 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: £5 (£3 Regal Film Society members/Students/ES40s, Friends of the Regal £4.50)

Dir Alice Rohrwacher. Italy/France/Switzerland/Turkey 2023. 130 mins

La Chimera is set in Tuscany in the 1980s and stars Josh O’Connor as Arthur, a British archaeologist who gets involved in an international network of dealers in stolen Etruscan artifacts.

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 his lost love, 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.  Subtitled.

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