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Hella Joof, the director of the 2015 Scandi FF smash hit All Inclusive, presents another winning examination on the female condition described by Screen Daily as the “Nordic Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Starring the charismatic Bodil award-winning Danish actors Birthe Neumann and Kurt Ravn, Happy Ending is a cheeky, star-studded comedy with a twist about second chances in love later in life.
Helle (Neumann) has been waiting forever for her workaholic husband Peter (Ravn) to retire, so they can enjoy their twilight years in each other’s company. Her dreams to travel and explore the world with her husband are crushed when Peter comes home from his last day at work with a big surprise; he is pursuing a new career as a wine importer and has invested all their savings in an exclusive vineyard in Austria! Unable to overcome their differing outlooks, Helle and Peter split up and they each set out on a blazing journey of discovery, filled with new opportunities, problems and dreams... But can you start again after 50 years of marriage? And will they be able to cope without each other?
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Moscow International Film Festival, 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Kiev International Film Festival Molodist, 2019
Tuesday 9th July
Danish with English subtitles