Agent of Happiness

Dir: Arun Bhattarai, Dorottya Zurbó
94mins   2024   Bhutan | Hungary   12A   Dzongkha | Nepali    Subtitled    F-Rated

A documentary team follows two happiness agents in their forties who spend a month and a half on the road twice a year, going door-to-door with their questionnaires in isolated villages in the Himalayas.

The filmmakers undertake to provide an intimate insight into the daily lives and desires of Bhutanese people, and also seek the answer to the universal question of whether happiness can really be measured.

Gross National Happiness promises a heart-warming journey into a mysterious, fairy tale-like world, which is the exact opposite of the social order dominated by consumption and desires.

'It re-injects a vibrant sense of nuance into an exercise that, though nominally geared toward gauging humanity, too often reduces it to a number' - Siddhant Adlakha, Variety


Thu 25 July