happiness

R 18+
Admission restricted 18+
Todd Solondz, 134 mins, USA, 1998, 35mm. Courtesy: Dendy Films

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Happiness
This portrait of three upper-middle-class New Jersey sisters and their families is a harsh, bitterly funny look at desire, lust and transgression.

Less a black comedy than a particularly brutal and impassive mode of psychological slapstick, Solondz's unique style is clinical, if not pathological, in its lack of inflection.

Features a standout cast including Jane Adams, Dylan Baker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cynthia Stevenson, Lara Flynn Boyle and Ben Gazzara.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for its bold tracking of controversial contemporary themes, richly-layered subtext, and remarkable fluidity of visual style.

Dates   Sat 21 Oct 2006, 3.30pm
Thu 26 Oct 2006, 9pm
No Longer Available
 
 
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