The Happiness of the World / Szczêœcie œwiata
Poland 2016

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directed by Micha³ Rosa, comedy, drama, 98 min, eng subtitles, 16+
with Karolina Gruszka, Agata Kulesz, Mateusz Lickindorf, Grzegorz Palkowski, Dariusz Chojnacki, Krzysztof Stroiñski

Thursday 5.10.2017 - 20.00, Ancien Cinéma
Monday 16.10.2017 - 18.30, Cinémathèque

The Warsaw journalist and bon vivant, Sobañski, leaves the capital to find and interview the author of bestselling guides. Although the writer himself is hiding his identity, some clues lead to the building in Silesia, a place full of original and unique individuals. The house in which the action takes place is filmed as if it were at the end of the world, or it were the whole world itself. Soon we discover that this magical enclosed reality is on the doorstep of World War II. Meanwhile, the residents enjoy the charms of life, following their dreams and passions. Good neighbours are still living under one roof: Poles, Germans, Silesians and Jews. Among them is the beautiful Rose, the object of male fantasy and female distaste, the eccentric botanist Tomasz, the mathematical genius Rufin working as an elevator operator, and the teenager Harald trying to break free from his intrusive mother. The marvellous moments spent with their neighbours tempt lightness and freedom, revealing a world to which they have not had access yet. Until one day, Rose disappears from the tenement house, leaving behind her admirers: lost– in an empty space, full of yearning and feelings that will change the lives of each and every one of them in the future.

Un journaliste part en Silésie à la recherche d'un auteur de guides qu'il admire. A son arrivée, au lieu de l'auteur, il trouve une maison pleine de résidents qui semblent vivre chacun dans sa propre réalité fantastique. Le film de Micha³ Rosa, avec ses scènes méticuleusement conçues et sa musique sublime, évoque le style de Wes Anderson.