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THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD

by Radu Jude

synopsis

Eighteen-year-old Delia Fratila comes from a poor family in a small Romanian town. She has won an expensive car in a promotional competition by mailing in three labels from juice bottles. To prove that the beverage company really is handing over the prize, a video is to be shot showing Delia and the car. Delia and her parents make the long trip to Bucharest for the video shoot, but what seemed at first to be a lucky event becomes for Delia an extreme and emotionally painful situation, in which she has to rethink and question her relationships with her family.

international title: The Happiest Girl in the World
original title: Cea mai fericită fată din lume
country: Romania, Netherlands
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Radu Jude
film run: 90'
release date: RO 08/05/2009, NL 16/07/2009, FR 16/12/2009, AT 18/03/2011
screenplay: Radu Jude, Augustina Stanciu
cast: Andreea Bosneag, Violeta Popa, Vasile Muraru
cinematography by: Marius Panduru
film editing: Catalin Cristutiu
producer: Ada Solomon
production: Hi Film Productions, Circe Films
backing: Romanian Film Fund, Romanian National Television, Media Planning Group, Hubert Bals Fund, NHK (JP), MEDIA Programme
distributor: Hi Film, Filmmuseum Distributie, Pyramide Distribution, Waystone Film

main awards/selection

Berlinale 2009 Forum
C.I.C.A.E. Award
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