Contrasting visions of world cinema
GERMANY | 80 minutes | 2019
In this utterly one-off début feature, Susanne Heinrich’s archetypal “melancholy girl” wanders the city in search of shelter. Po-faced and pensive, she engages in conversations with strangers in a series of encounters, lust-fuelled or otherwise. Over the course of 15 deadpan vignettes of varying degrees of absurdity, she tries to find herself in a world where nothing stays the same. Maternity, sexuality, coupledom and social conventions: Aren’t You Happy? is an existentialist comedy whose feminist discourse, offbeat, postmodern and fiercely of-the-moment, is served up as delectably kittenish kitsch.CANADIAN PREMIERE"Melancholy is a recurring theme, and yet this picture, with its playful sound design and uninhibited embrace of camp imagery, leaves an overriding sense of joy and mischief." Screen Daily
Berlin Film Festival
Rotterdam Film Festival
Toichi, a kindly and helpful old man, earns a modest living by ferrying the villagers back and forth across the water. His life flows placidly by until the...
JAPAN | 137 minutes | 2019
A group of young women are thrown into the enchanting yet dangerous world of a reality show, where they are forced to live in a dollhouse-themed set and...
GREAT BRITAIN | 86 minutes | 2018
Pablo is a model of good behaviour. He’s devoted to his wife and two kids, he goes to church regularly, life’s good and the money’s flowing in. When...
FRANCE, GUATEMALA, LUXEMBOURG | 107 minutes | 2019
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