The Ratiu Foundation and the Romanian Cultural Centre in London, together with Soda Pictures invite you to the launch of
THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
Friday 28 May 2010, NFT 1 (at 18.30) and NFT 3 (at 14.30 and 20.30), BFI Southbank, London SE1 8XT
‘The Happiest Girl in the World’ will run at the BFI Southbank from 28 until 31 May and from 1 to 10 June 2010. Also released in selected cinemas nationwide.
THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (Cea mai fericita fata din lume)
Romania / 2009 / 90 mins / Romanian with English subtitles
Directed by Radu Jude. Cast: Andreea Bosneag, Violeta Popa, Vasile Muraru.
Distributed by Soda Pictures (www.sodapictures.com).
The latest high profile feature from the Romanian new wave, ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’, an acerbic comedy that tells the story of Delia, a girl who wins a car in a competition and the subsequent arguments with her parents about what to do with it.
Combining rich irony with familial acrimony, the film’s simple story magnifies the social tensions of a country embracing capitalism and all its shiny promises. The first feature from Radu Jude, ‘The Happiest Girl in the World’ has attracted awards and acclaim from the festival circuit with its sharp dialogue and superb performances.