Saarbruecken, Germany (January 22th, 2019). The Ecumenical Jury, appointed by SIGNIS and INTERFILM awards its Prize to Das melancholische Mädchen (Aren’t You Happy?) directed by Susanne Heinrich, Germany 2019.
Infinitely funny and at the same time sad-tempered, pictures composed down to the last detail, poetic dialogues in which relationships are chosen to become a lifestyle.
The gaze for the other remains in the void. The idiosyncratically consistent imagery opens up gaps and spaces for thinking ahead. Relentlessly and precisely social conditions are presented, questioned and passed on to the spectators.
A young woman becomes the bearer of symptoms in a society that does not live up to its promises of happiness.
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