The swiss shooting of LA CHIMERA, Alice Rohrwacher’s new film starring Josh O’Connor, Isabella Rossellini, Alba Rohrwacher and Vincenzo Nemolato, concluded in recent days.

The swiss shooting of LA CHIMERA took place from August 22 to 26 near Lucerne, aboard a boat on Lake Lucerne, involving more than a hundred national and international crew members, nearly a hundred extras on location, and 17 actors including Josh O’Connor (THE CROWN), Alba Rohrwacher and Vincenzo Nemolato.

The film is produced, like all of Alice Rohrwacher’s previous films, by tempesta, Carlo Cresto-Dina’s company, and by Amka Films (Michela Pini and Amel Soudani) in co-production with Rai Cinema, with North American distributor NEON, Ad Vitam Production and Distribution (France), RSI Radio television Swiss SRG SSR, in collaboration with Arte France Cinema, Canal +, Ciné +. The Match Factory will handle international sales.

As a storm, Amka Films has also co-produced all of Alice’s films since its debut. Tiziana Soudani immediately sensed her potential as a director and that of Carlo Cresto-Dina as a producer. Together with the latter they formed an established partnership that continues now, after Tiziana’s passing, with Michela Pini (David di Donatello nomination for best production with the recent ARIAFERMA) and Amel Soudani.

The public funds supporting the project are the Federal Office of Culture UFC and the CNC Cinéma du Monde (France).

Written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher, LA CHIMERA is set in the 1980s in the clandestine world of grave robbers and tells the story of a young British archaeologist (Josh O’Connor) involved in the illegal trafficking of ancient artifacts.

Alice Rohrwacher’s directorial debut, BODY CELESTE, premiered at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight to great critical acclaim in 2011. Her second feature film, LE MERAVIGLIE, was screened in the Official Selection at Cannes where it won the Grand Prix in 2014. Her third feature film, LAZZARO FELICE, also screened in competition at Cannes in 2018, where it won Best Screenplay. In 2019, Rohrwacher served on the main jury of the Cannes Film Festival. Alice Rohrwacher is represented by UTA in the United States.

The film was shot in two parts, the first in January/February and the second in August/September in central Italy and Switzerland. The Swiss shoot was made possible thanks in part to an important collaboration with Film Commission Lucerne and Central Switzerland. The film will be distributed in Switzerland by Filmcoopi Zurich.