Taking home the World Cinema dramatic prize at Sundance earlier this year, we also adored Anne Sewitsky‘s comedy/drama Happy, Happy when it played at New Directors/New Films this spring. We called it “a joyous journey full of incisive wit and heart that could easily be enjoyed beyond the art house.” The first trailer has arrived and it looks simply wonderful. Agnes Kittelsen, Henrik Rafaelsen and Joachim Rafaelsen star and you can see the preview below via Apple.
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys and isn’t interested in having sex with her anymore because she “isn’t particularly attractive.” Whatever. That’s life. But when “the perfect couple” moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. Not only do these successful, beautiful, exciting people sing in a choir, they have also adopted a child – from Ethiopia! These new neighbors open a whole new world to Kaja, with consequences for everyone involved. And when Christmas comes around, it becomes evident that nothing will ever be like before – even if Kaja tries her very best.
Happy, Happy hits theaters September 16th, 2011.