Release date:September 16, 2011
Starring:Agnes Kittelsen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Joachim Rafaelsen, Maibritt Saerens, Oskar Hernæs Brandsø, Ram Shihab Ebedy, Heine Totland
"Happy, Happy" is the feature directorial debut from award-winning Norwegian filmmaker Anne Sewitsky (whose subsequent film "Totally True Love" premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011). Winner of the World Cinema Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and an official selection at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films, "Happy, Happy" is a warm yet thought-provoking comedy that establishes Sewitsky as a director to watch. "Happy, Happy" will open September 16 in New York and Los Angeles. Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys and isn't interested in having sex with her anymore because she "isn't particularly attractive." Whatever. That's life. But when "the perfect couple" moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. Not only do these successful, beautiful, exciting people sing in a choir, they have also adopted a child – from Ethiopia! These new neighbors open a whole new world to Kaja, with consequences for everyone involved. And when Christmas comes around, it becomes evident that nothing will ever be like before – even if Kaja tries her very best.