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AREN’T YOU HAPPY?

Das melancholische Mädchen

Susanne Heinrich

26.06 Flagey 14:30
25.06 Palace 19:00
Fiction . 80' . Germany . 2019 . German / ST : FR, EN

Through her melancholy heroine’s quest for meaning, Susan Heinrich deconstructs the “male gaze” with long philosophical tirades, comical meetings and hyper-dramatized pop visuals.

Cult and provocative, this first film outlines a new, post-modern and joyfully desperate feminist archetype.

STARRING

Marie Rathscheck

Nicolai Borger

Malte Bündgen

Dax Constantine

Monika Freinberger J

ulian Fricker

Yann Grouhel

Lorna Ishema

Christine Kostropetsch

Felix Mayr

Markus Nechleba

Nicolo Pasetti

Pero Radicic

Alexander von Hugo

Monika Wiedemer

WRITER

Susanne Heinrich

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Agnesh Pakozdi

SOUND

Silvio Naumann

Peter Roigk

MUSIC

Mathias Bloech

Moritz Sembritzki

FILM EDITING

Susanne Heinrich

Benjamin Mirguet

PRODUCTION

Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Essential Filmproduktion

Coproduction with: Susanne Heinrich, Jana Kreissl, Essential Films

DISTRIBUTION

Coproduction Office

Susanne Heinrich

Susanne Heinrich

Susanne Heinrich, a vicar’s daughter from East Germany, wrote 4 books between the age of 19 and 25 (most recently „Amerikanische Gefühle“,
Dumont 2011). She was nominated for the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Prize and received fellowships at Villa Aurora L.A. and Casa Baldi Olevano Romano (Villa Massimo). She sings in various bands and has pursued a variety of artistic projects. With her first short film she was accepted into the German Film and Television Academy (dffb). Following several experiments, „Aren’t You Happy?“ is her first feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY

First film

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