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  • Director

    Susanne Heinrich

  • Starring

    Marie Rathscheck

  • Run Time

    80 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Agnesh Pakozdi

  • Editor: Susanne Heinrich, Benjamin Mirguet

  • Produced by: Jana Kreissl, Philippe Bober, Till Gerstenberger

  • Music: Moritz Sembritzki, Mathias Bloech

  • Screenplay by: Susanne Heinrich

  • Production Designer: Jeanne Louet, Miren Oller, Nora Willy

  • Sound Production: Wiebke Köplin, Niklas Kammertöns


Aren't You Happy? (Das melancholische Mädchen)

Part of the European Perspectives Strand


With a vibrant colour palette, self-consciously kitsch staging and a jazz-band score, writer-director Susanne Heinrich’s film is clever and witty, delving into life, love and relationships for the modern woman. A nameless young woman (Marie Rathscheck) is a writer with writing issues. She searches for meaning to life and a bed for the night, meets various men, rides a unicorn, and is encouraged to have a child as a cure for her narcissism. Always ironic and playful, Aren’t You Happy? is an oddball pleasure. [15]

Aren't You Happy? is nominated for the 2019 Award for Best International Feature Film.

This strand supported by James and Morag Anderson

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