Archive of films The Colour of Happiness / A boldogság színe

2003, 86 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2003

Magical-realist quilt of various types looking for love or fulfillment in
modern-day Budapest. 


A magical-realist criss-crosser, set in contempo Budapest and beguilingly shot in vibrant, Almodovarian hues, The Colour of Happiness takes Hungarian cinema out of its grungy, inward-looking ghetto and into the mainstream of accessible European filmmaking. Lively quilt of various types looking for love or fulfillment firmly establishes 41-year-old writer-director Jozsef Pacskovszky after a decade of promising work. The marriage of Ditta (Ann Györgyi), plain-Jane wife of Frenchman Laurent (Erik Desfosses), has hit the sexual shallows; but as Ditta sends him off to work, it starts snowing outside - unheard of in May - and there´s a hint of something special in the air. Almost immediately the script starts to introduce and set up connections among a swath of other characters.
Derek Elley 


Magyar Filmunió / Hungarian National Film Fund
Róna utca 174., 1145, Budapest
Tel: +36 146 113 01, +36 146 113 20

Mokép Co. / Hungarofilm Division
Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 7., H-1065, Budapest
Tel: +36 1 267 3026
Fax: +36 1 267 3140
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: József Pacskovszky
Screenplay: József Pacskovszky
Dir. of Photography: Francisco Gozon
Music: Ando Drom, Sonoton
Editor: Gabriella Koncz
Producer: Jenö Haberman
Production: Filmart
Cast: Anny Györgyi, Ildiko Bacsa, Margit Foldessy, Erik Desfosses, Zoltán Rátóti, Terez Rudolf, Livia Habermann, Eva Vari, Artúr Kálid, Otto Viczian, Todd Williams
Contact: Magyar Filmunió / Hungarian National Film Fund, Mokép Co. / Hungarofilm Division


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Film Institution Rep.

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