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The Chair of Happiness

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The Chair of Happiness (La Sedia della felicità)

The Chair of Happiness (La Sedia della felicità)

original title:

LA SEDIA DELLA FELICITÀ

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

music:

Mark Orton

production:

BiBi Film Tv, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, in association with Casino Municipale di Campione d’Italia, with the support of Regione Lazio, in collaboration with Regione Veneto, Comune di Padova, Trentino Film Commission

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2013

film run:

94'

format:

DCP - colour

release date:

24/04/2014

A treasure hidden in a chair; a beautician and a tattoo artist who fall in love while looking for it; a mysterious priest looming over them like a threat. Rivals at first, then allies, the three of them become the protagonists of an incredible adventure, between misunderstandings and dramatic twists, chased from the hills to the valley, from the Venetian Lagoon to the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites, where they find a remote valley inhabited by bear and two brothers.

DIRECTOR'S NOTES
“I got the inspiration for this movie from a human and physical landscape I know well: Italy’s North-East. Even though it has its own specific identity, I still think it could epitomize the rest of Italy. I wanted to tell a story with comic undertones, without sacrificing realism or truth. I also wanted the story’s humanity to emerge sometimes from grotesque and sometimes from more lyrical tones. But what was really important was keeping together the sense of catastrophe, where we all seem to be falling into, with the energy and yearning for redemption that we still feel in the air despite everything.”