Happy-End


Rental Format(s): 16mm / 35mm film

"HAPPY-END is a found-footage film. The original material stems from a Viennese married couple who filmed themselves over the 1960s and '70s. The films were shot from a tripod, using a shutter release extension cable. They are cheerful documentaries of various celebrations where the camera is, quite naturally, included in the company. At first glance the compression of
the shots in HAPPY-END works as a comedy with partly involuntary participants. But the obvious light-heartedness and joie de vivre is so infectious that one cannot laugh at them, only with them. At the same time, HAPPY-END is a requiem for two people who died long ago. The vanity of human existence peeps between egg liqueur and sweet cakes. In the end HAPPY-END is a tragicomedy."
- Bert Rebhandl

Awards: Isabella Liddell Art Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1998

Rental Fees

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16mm $48.00  
35mm film $48.00  

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