Das Melancholische Mädchen (Aren’t you happy?)

A girl roams through the city looking for a place to sleep. Along the way she meets young mothers who celebrate motherhood religiously, goes home with an abstinent existentialist for whom sex is “just another market”, and waits for the end of capitalism in a drag bar. Her attempt to write a book doesn’t make it beyond the first sentence of the second chapter, and she finds no space between art galleries, yoga studios and the beds of strangers. Instead of trying to fit in, she starts regarding her depression as a political issue. Through 15 of the girl’s humorous encounters, AREN’T YOU HAPPY? explores our post-modern society between precarity and self-marketing, serial monogamy and neo-spirituality, disillusionment and the pressure to be happy. Susanne Heinrich’s debut film brings together pop and theory, feminism and humour, and gives you tons of quotes you’ll want to see on advertising billboards in neon letters.
Cast
Credits
Kamera: Agnesh Pakozdi
Buch: Susanne Heinrich
Cutter: Susanne Heinrich, Benjamin Mirguet
Production Design: Jeanne Louet, Miren Oller, Nora Willy
Ton: Wiebke Köplin, , Silvio Naumann
Musik: Mathias Bloech, Moritz Sembritzki
Ausstattung: Lisa Poethke,
DirectorRegisseur*in: Susanne Heinrich
GenreGattung: fictional
Production CountryProduktionsland: Germany
Production CompanyProduktionsfirma: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin Essential Films
ProductionProduktion:
Recording FormatDrehformat: Digital
Screening FormatScreening Format: 4:3
Frame RateBildgeschwindigkeit : 24
Aspect RatioSeitenverhältnis : 4:3
Sound FormatTonformat : Dolby 5.1
LanguageSprache : German, English subtitles
Fassung?Fassung: OV
Running TimeLaufzeit : 80