18/05/2009 16:35

Terribly Happy

Denmark, 2008, 90 min.
Director: Henrik Ruben Genz
Cast:: Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia, Lars Brygmann, Anders Hove, Henrik Lykkegaard
Awards: Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival, 2008, Crystal Globe, Don Quijote Award - Special Mention, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2008, Best Music, Best Screenplay, Valladolid International Film Festival, 2008; nominations: Grand Prix, Flanders International Film Festival, 2008, Golden Spike, Valladolid International Film Festival, 2008.
Selection: EXIT POINT

The multi-awarded film by a Danish director Henrik Ruben Genz, Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig), will be shown at the Film and Media Festival Cinema City within the main competition selection Exit Point.

An unusual character, Robert, has a number of skeletons in his closet, which he is determined to bury. It is hardly his dream job, but Robert sees the position of temporary village constable as a necessary stage on the road to rehabilitation. He needs to do well and behave by the book, but village life and the macabre provincial order don't fit into Robert's plan at all. Nothing in life goes exactly as planned, especially not if you find yourself in a small macabre village.

The director, Ruben Genz was born in 1959 in Denmark. He majored in drawing in 1987 and later attended the National Film School of Denmark. His films successfully won awards at festivals. Genz’s third feature film, Terribly Happy, won the prestigious award – Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.