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16 days to watch
3.7
70 Ratings

Something Like Happiness

Štěstí

Directed by Bohdan Sláma
Germany, 2005
Comedy, Drama
  • Czech
  • English

Synopsis

Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can’t.

Our take

A carefully observed portrait of working class life, Something Like Happiness is shaped as a mosaic to follow three characters and their varying hardships. Friendship, place, and working class struggle find perfect articulation in director Bohdan Sláma’s acute cinematographic and dramatic sense.

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Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2005

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2006

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2005 | 3 wins including: Golden Seashell

BFI London Film Festival

2005

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