Aren’t you happy?

Susanne Heinrich
80 min

Aren't you happy? + Q&A with the director

Originaltitel: Das melancholische Mädchen

With kitschy stage design in pastel tones and an elusive jazz score, feature debuting Susanne Heinrich invites to a feminist clash with capitalism, mothership, art, and the contemporary Western world in general. We meet a nameless woman rushing through the city look – ing for a place to sleep. She is a writer with writing anxiety who in her search for inspiration and meaning aimlessly meets different men, ends up in an aerobics class with babies, takes a ride on a unicorn through an industrial area and is recommended to get pregnant to cure her narcissism. Absurd, playful and with a big portion of self-irony – a postmodern comedy where nothing is too crazy.

Meet director Susanne Heinrich in a seminar after the screening

Festivals & prizes: IFF Rotterdam, Göteborg Film Festival, Edinburgh IFF Cast: Marie Rathscheck, Nicolo Pasetti, Monika Wiedemer, Yann Grouhel, Nicolai Borger, Pero Radicic Producers: Jana Kreissl, Philippe Bober Screenplay: Susanne Heinrich Genre: Comedy, Drama

Photo: Coproduction office | Text: Josef Kullengård

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