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 who refuses to have sex with her because she "isn't particularly attractive" anymore. 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 new world to Kaja, with consequences for everyone involved. And when Christmas comes around, it becomes evident that nothing will ever be as it once was – even if Kaja tries her very best.
Happy, Happy is a comedy about infidelity, moose meat, white and coal-black lies, blowjobs and cottage cheese.
The film was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2011. After being available at the European Film Market in Berlin (2011), Happy, Happy is sold to more than 50 countries.
Screenplay: Ragnhild Tronvoll
Director: Anne Sewitsky
Producer: Synnøve Hørsdal
Cast: Agnes Kittelsen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Maibritt Saerens, Joachim Rafaelsen
Awards and nominations
Sedona International Film Festival: Best Foregin Film - Directors' Choice
Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Grand Jury Award
Festival du Film de Cabour: Jury Special Mention
Brussels Film Festival: Best Screenplay
Zurich Film Festival: Film Critics Award