FESTIVAL / 27.02-5.03 ★★★



Lucky (2017)

USA / 2017 / 88’

Director: John Carroll Lynch

Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch


  • Locarno International Film Festival 2017: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury



Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut Lucky, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection. (This is one of his final on-screen roles before his death on September 15, 2017).