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The Happiest Girl in the World
The Happiest Girl in the World
2,416 Ratings


Delia, an unworldly teenager from a small town in rural Romania, strikes it lucky in a competition run by a soft drink company—and wins a car. But when her family bring her to Bucharest to appear in a commercial for the company in question, luck becomes something of a relative term.

Our take

With his most recent feature Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn included on many best-of-2021 lists, we’re looking back at Radu Jude’s terrific debut. A key work of the Romanian New Wave, this delightfully prickly satire reflexively explores the burgeoning consumer culture of a post-communist Bucharest.