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Something Like Happiness

Sl©Łma, Bohdan, (filmmaker). Film Movement (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (103 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Film Movement, 2005.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Pavel Liska, Tatiana Vilhelmova
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Film Movement in 2005.
Summary, etc.:
Monika, Tonik and Dasha grew up together in the same housing project on the outskirts of a small industrial city. Now the childhood friends are adults, each struggling with feelings of desire and loneliness, longing and failure. Though none would admit it, each craves something the other has and it's these unspoken longings which bind them in difficult, complex, passionate friendships.. Vibrant and deeply affecting, SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS is a funny, tender and very human drama of passions and lives half-understood and veering out of control, shadowed by tragedy, shot through with hope.. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Winner of 8 Czech Lion awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actress (Tatiana Vilhelmova), and Best Actor (Pavel Liska). "A richly observed, nicely nuanced portrait of lives in transition." ́ Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter. "Beautiful SOMETHING finds joy, and humanity, in a wasteland...It's the comic, touching glimpses into a society run aground that make SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS special and link it with the gentle fables of the Czech New Wave films of the 1960s. The camerawork by Divis Marek caresses the clutter as if it were made of diamonds." - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In Czech
Subject: Foreign language films.
Motion pictures.
Genre: Feature films.

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