Something Like Happiness

An endearing drama suggesting that happiness and fulfillment can come when they are least expected. Bohdan Sláma (Wild Bees) continues his wry exploration of the search for love and contentment on the sombre fringes of the Czech Republic. Monika, Toník and Dasha are friends from the same housing project near a huge factory. When Dasha enters a psychiatric ward, Monika and Toník take in her kids and their lives change for the better. Sláma delves deeply into the emotional lives of his characters; by filming the picture over a full year, he gives us the chance to see children grow and relationships bloom.

European Panorama · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2006
Bohdan Sláma
Czech Republic / Germany 2005
100 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Bohdan Sláma
Cinematography Divis Marek
Editing Jan Čeněk
Music Leonid Soybelman
With Pavel Liška, Táňa Vilhelmová, Anna Geislerová, Marek Daniel, Boleslav Polívka, Simona Stašová, Martin Huba
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