HAPPY END at the 70th Cannes Festival

Double Palme d’or winner Michael Haneke is back at the Cannes festival presenting Happy End – a snapshot from the life of a bourgeois family – with Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert and Mathieu Kassovitz in competition. Western by German filmmaker Valeska Grisebach, co-produced by coop99 filmproduktion,  is part of this year’s Un Certain Regard-selection.


70th CANNES Festival (May 17 to 28, 2017)


Official Selection
Palme d’Or Competition

directed by Michael Haneke
produced by WEGA Filmproduktion, Les Films du Losange (F), X Filme Creative Pool (D)
”All around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind.“ A snapshot from the life of a bourgeois family.
with: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Fantine Harduin, Mathieu Kassovitz
International sales: Les Films du Losange

Official Selection
Un Certain Regard

directed by Valeska Grisebach
produced by Komplizen Film (D) in coproduction with coop99 filmproduktion (A), Chouchkov Brothers (BG), KNM and ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.

with: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Frangipova, Viara Borisova
International sales: Films Boutique

© Cannes poster: © Bronx (Paris). Photo : Claudia Cardinale © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images