Susanne Heinrich delves into the psyche of today’s young womanhood in a series of deeply ironic bubblegum-hued vignettes. A cinematic oddity that wraps its quirky existential romp in a joyously camp package.
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...
| 80 minutes | 2019
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