La Chimera

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La Chimera

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 and searches everywhere—even going inside the earth in search of the door to the afterlife foretold in myths.

In an adventurous journey between the living and the dead, forests and cities, celebration and solitude, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold—all in search of the Chimera.

"La Chimera is a film that utterly occupies its own fictional space; it expresses its eccentric romance in its own fluent movie dialect. I was utterly captivated by this sad, lovelorn adventure."
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"O’Connor’s exquisite performance seems to channel Harry Dean Stanton’s haunted turn in Paris, Texas; less wraith-like in its physicality, but similarly intangible, like a man being played by his own shadow."
David Ehrlich, IndieWire


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