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MKE Film: HAPPINESS (Eftyhia)

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MKE Film: HAPPINESS (Eftyhia)

Time: September 26, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Location: Times Cinema
Street: 5906 W Vliet St
City/Town: Milwaukee
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Event Type: film
Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2014

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HAPPINESS (Eftyhia)


France/Finland | 2013 | 80 MIN | DIR: Thomas Balmès
Friday, September 26 | 1:00 PM Times Cinema
Monday, October 06 | 4:15 PM Landmark Oriental


Eight-year-old Peyangki is sent by his mother to study in the isolation of a mountain monastery in their home of Bhutan, but he’d much rather spend his time in this isolated idyll playing instead of learning. Meanwhile, a 1999 edict from Bhutan’s king that approves the spread of electricity, television, and Internet through the nation takes effect—a development that Peyangki welcomes with open arms. Brilliantly playing the striking images of its young protagonist immersed in beautiful natural landscapes against the slowly encroaching promise of technology, "Happiness" questions the importance of technological progress in a country that tracks its progress through “Gross National Happiness.”

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Comment by Paul Thomas on September 29, 2014 at 3:02pm

I loved the film.  My wife enjoy it as well.  Go see it tonight!

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