Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Happiness (2014 film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
7.4
/
10
1
Votes
Alchetron
7.4
1 Ratings
100
90
80
71
60
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Thomas Balmes
Music director  British Sea Power
Duration  
Country  France Finland
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Drama, Family
Screenplay  Thomas Balmes
Writer  Thomas Balmes
Language  English
Happiness (2014 film) movie poster
Release date  January 17, 2014 (2014-01-17) (Sundance Film Festival)
Initial release  November 2013 (Netherlands)
Awards  Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary
Similar movies  Seven Years in Tibet, Kundun, 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, Windhorse, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, The Silent Holy Stones

Hector and the search for happiness official us release trailer 1 2014 simon pegg movie hd


Happiness is a 2014 French-Finnish documentary film written, directed and produced by Thomas Balm├Ęs. The film premiered in-competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014. It won the Documentary World Cinema Cinematography Award at the festival.

Contents

Happiness (2014 film) movie scenes

The film premiered at 2014 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Views of the World section, on March 16, 2014. It also premiered at 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival on April 27, 2014.

Happiness (2014 film) wwwgstaticcomtvthumbmovieposters10847409p10

Happiness trailer


Synopsis

In 1999, when Jigme Singye Wangchuck authorized television and the Internet throughout Bhutan, it had a rapid impact on the country. The film follows events through the eyes of an eight year old monk named Peyangki, praying eagerly for a TV set in Laya, the last village in Bhutan to go through the process of globalization.

Reception

Happiness received mixed to positive reviews upon its premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Stephen Farber in his review for The Hollywood Reporter wrote of the film, "Striking images of a Himalayan mountain village invigorate this award-winning doc." While, Dan Nailen of Salt Lake Magazine criticized the film by saying, "Happiness is far from perfect, and is somewhat predictable in its view that technology doesn't have the answers for a poor remote village," but ultimately adds, "Still, the joy of watching Peyangki mature as a monk while keeping his playful spirit is undeniable, and the film offers a glimpse into a world rarely seen by Westerners. It's well worth the time spent delving into Peyangki's world."

References

Happiness (2014 film) Wikipedia
Happiness (2014 film) IMDb Happiness (2014 film) themoviedb.org


Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L