Askar Uzabayev / Kazakhstan


Cinemes Girona

04-11-2022, 16:00 h.

Film Information

Year: 2022

Duration: 131'

Language: VOSE

Genre: Drama


A very beautiful woman lives a contradictory existence between the reality and the bruises, wounds and scars visible in her body. She is a successful influencer who promotes a product line called “Happiness”. As she demonstrates on her hypnotic sales presentations, this brand is supposed to make women attractive and happy. However, on her private life, she is an abuse victim from an alcoholic husband, as it will be her daughter as well after marrying a man that got her pregnant but does not love her. Based on a true history, Happiness pretends to be a complaint to male violence and its consequences.


Askar Uzabayev (Kazajstán, 1983) is a film director and the founder of the 567 Creative Laboratory Studio, settled in Almaty. He has a great reputation in his own country for the titles he has directed so far, some of which have been a blockbuster. In the last Festival de Cinema Jove de la Mostra de València (2022), Happiness received Premio a la Mejor Dirección, Premio del Público and a mention from the youth juror. Uzabayev has pretended with this film to convey things that are not usually conveyed.