François, a young carpenter, lives happily with his wife Thérèse and their children. His life is divided between his shop, picnics in the country and peaceful evenings at home. One day, he meets an attractive postal clerk called Emilie and finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair. One of Agnès Varda's most provocative films, “Happiness” examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world. This film contains many feminist elements that reflect the movements that were taking place among women during that time. It was also released prior to massive social unrest within France that reached its peak in 1968.
DOP: Jean Rabier, Claude Beausoleil
Original language: frSubtitles: enTranslation in headphones: lv