Original title: Cea mai fericită fată din lume
Directed by Radu Jude
2009. 99m. Romania/Netherlands. Romanian with subtitles. NR.
“…this wryly humorous feature debut by director Radu Jude (The Tube With a Hat, the most-awarded Romanian short ever) is hyperrealist in style, with a sharply observed script, terrific dialogue and pitch-perfect performances.” (Variety)
Radu Jude’s feature debut is a ruthlessly barbed satire of soulless capitalist opportunism in the age of branded content. After she wins a contest sponsored by a fruit juice company, an ordinary teenager is tapped to star in a commercial as “the luckiest, happiest girl in the world.” It turns out she’s anything but, as the situation spirals into tragicomic absurdity.
Screenplay: Radu Jude, Augustina Stanciu
Director of Photography: Marius Panduru
Cast: Andreea Boșneag, Vasile Muraru, Violeta Haret-Popa, Șerban Pavlu, Andi Vasluianu
Production: Hi Film Productions, Circe Films
Festivals: 2009 Berlin – Forum