80 minutes, 1965
French with English Subtitles
Presented as part of our yearlong tribute to the late Agnes Varda, one of the most innovative and revolutionary filmmakers part of the legendary French New Wave.
Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda’s most provocative films, LE BONHEUR examines the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world using a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart.