Varda x 3
Happiness (Le bonheur)
Directed by Agnès Varda
Saturday, December 7, 3 pm
$9 / $7 Speed and Alliance Française members
“Varda fills her frames with riots of nature and color, like (Pierre) Bonnard paintings come to life, and with an erotic intimacy to match.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda’s most provocative films, Le bonheurexamines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world.
Winner of the Silver Bear Special Prize of the Jury at the Berlin Film Festival. 1965, France, DCP, in French with English subtitles, 80 minutes. Recommended for 16+.