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13 Ratings


Directed by Thomas Balmès
France, Finland, 2014


Peyangki is a dreamy and solitary eight-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. Soon the world will come to him: the village is about to be connected to electricity, and the first television will flicker on before Peyangki’s eyes.

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Happiness Directed by Thomas Balmès

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2014 | Winner: World Cinema - Documentary (Cinematography Award)

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

2014 | Special Mention: Sheffield Youth Jury Award

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