François and his family live in domestic bliss, so why should his affair with a lovely postal clerk trouble his marriage? “Happiness works by addition,” he declares. Does it? Bursting with brilliant colors, playful imagery, and a joyful Mozart score, this bracing satire of misogyny was described by Varda as “a beautiful summer peach with a worm inside.”
Le Bonheur will be preceded by the short “Elsa la rose” (20 min).
Shown in conjunction with the film course The Immortal Cinema of Agnès Varda, this screening will be introduced by the course’s instructor, Lisa DeNight.