Happy End
Szymon Zaleski
2010 - 51 min - DV Cam - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France, Belgique

"Illness is fine yardstick of friendship and human selfishness. One is never so alone or so abandoned as in times such as these. Szymon Zaleski’s "Happy End" is an absurdly funny catalogue of the red herrings that human generosity unsparingly lavishes on those struggling through a desperate situation and vainly trying to find a way out. Here the ill is a nasty cancer, a faithful although unwelcome companion that hangs on and spreads, whatever the medicine used. For want of a cure, the illness sets Szymon Zaleski on far-off travels across continents, from one healer to another, but also through time, into an imaginary world, in fiction films where he doubles himself, in the archives of space flights giving the illusion of being free of one’s body." (Yann Lardeau)


Distribution


Distributor : Margo films
Disponible au Club du doc

Distinctions

2010 - Cinéma du réel, Paris (France) : Prix des jeunes- Cinéma du réel
2010 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques