Happy

Germany, Thailand, 2016, 89 min.

Director

Carolin Genreith

Producer

Erik Winker,
Martin Roelly

Scenario

Carolin Genreith

Rights Holder

Corso Film

DOP

Philipp Baben der Erde

Production

Corso Film, WDR

When the almost retired father regularly flies to Thailand to enjoy the company of woman of his daughter’s age there, this is understandably embarrassing to the  latter. But things are getting serious now: Dieter has been in a stable relationship for three years with Tukta, who calls long distance every morning to wake up the loner and passionate amateur farmer. The wedding is looming. Is this love, as Dieter has persuaded himself? Or more of a “trade”, as his daughter Carolin, the director, accuses him? With some courage she faces not  only her father’s unfulfi lled desires and fears of being lonely in old age but also her own ambivalent feelings.
 

HONORS
2016 Duisburg Film Week (Germany) – Audience Award
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Carolin Genreith - 1

Carolin Genreith

Born in 1984 in Aachen, Germany. Studied TV producing and journalism in Berlin. Her debut film DANCING WITH BELLIES premiered at the Berlin IFF 2013 and won the Audience Award at the German Film Festival in Ludwigshafen. Carolin won the ARD Doku Pitch competition in 2014 with her film THE GOLDEN VILLAGE, which premiered at DOK.fest München in 2015. HAPPY is her third full-length documentary fi lm.

Selected filmography

2016 Happy

2014 The Golden Village

2013 Dancing With Bellies

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