a film by Alexandre Medvedkine (1934)
cine-concert by Eric Sterenfeld
Cine-concert by Eric Sterenfeld (1h15)
Happiness tells the story, of the moujik Khmyr, a poor clumsy peasant, persecuted by the powers of Old Russia , looking for happiness…
Happiness was the last silent film in Soviet cinema, a tragic-burlesque farce that Eisenstein compared to the films of Charlie Chaplin. : « I’ve just seen Medvedkine’s new comedy, Happiness, and, as they say, I can’t keep quiet. Because today I have seen how a Bolshevik laughs! (…) I have to say how much I admire what Medvedkine proposes: in his discourse, his intelligence,and his wonderfuful choice of moments… With Chaplin, the gag is individual, with Medvedkine it is socialist”
First shown in 2005 at the Magic Cinéma Bobigny / other showings include October 2013 at the Festival Solo de Kermarron, Douarnenez, with Kerfi Trouger (percussions), and February 2017 at the cinema l’Ecran, Saint Denis with Kate France.