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Aren’t You Happy? (Das Melancholische Mädchen)

Aren’t You Happy?

Australian Premiere

With a bubblegum colour palette, self-consciously kitsch staging and a big band jazz score, writer-director Susanne Heinrich’s film is clever and witty, delving into life, love and relationships for the modern woman. A nameless young woman (Marie Rathscheck) is a writer with writing issues. She searches for meaning to life and a bed for the night, meets various men, rides a unicorn, and is encouraged to have a child as a cure for her narcissism. Always ironic and playful, Aren’t You Happy? is an oddball delight.

Festival Appearances/Awards:

2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2019 Edinburgh Film Festival


German (English subtitles)

Content Warnings:

Nudity, sex scenes.


  • Runtime

    80 Mins

  • Director

    Susanne Heinrich

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