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Le bonheur
Le bonheur
8.4
/10
16,890 Ratings

LE BONHEUR

Directed by Agnès Varda
France, 1965
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

François, a happily married carpenter with a young family, falls in love with telephone operator Emilie. As he basks in the joy of his new relationship, his feelings for his family intensify. But when he tries to share his joyful news with his wife, her reaction is far from the delight he hoped for.

Synopsis

François, a happily married carpenter with a young family, falls in love with telephone operator Emilie. As he basks in the joy of his new relationship, his feelings for his family intensify. But when he tries to share his joyful news with his wife, her reaction is far from the delight he hoped for.

Our take

Agnès Varda’s color-saturated third feature is a thorough takedown of the nuclear family, which deconstructs the one-way relationship of a husband and wife and their apparently idyllic life together. Bold, sun-drenched and provoking, Le bonheur is a proto-feminist time bomb that’s ready to detonate.