The art of Happiness

By Alessandro Rak

English subtitle

Screenplay: Alessandro Rak, Dario Sansone, Marianna Garofalo, Italo Scialdone
Set design: Alessandro Rak
Music: Antonio Fresa, Luigi Scialdone
Luciano Stella, Maria Carolina Terzi, Mario Luchetti
Production: Big Sur, Mad Entertainment, Rai Cinema, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, supported by MiBACT, in association with Aleteia Communication, Romagnosi 2000
Country: Italy Year: 2013 film run: 82'

Two brothers. Two continents. Two lives. One single soul. In a Naples at its utmost decay, Sergio, a taxi driver, receives shocking news. Nothing will be the same as before. Sergio looks at himself in the mirror and what he sees is a forty-year-old man who has turned his back on music and got lost in the limbo of his city. While a storm is raging outside, a crowd of memories, hopes, regrets and presences begins to populate his cab. Sooner or later the rain will stop and the sky will open up again. And the end will come. Or the music will be back.

Festival & Awards:

  • San Diego Italian Film Festival 2016
  • EFA - European Film Awards 2014: Best European Animated Feature AniMovie
  • La Biennale di Venezia 2013: Settimana Internazionale della Critica - Special Event - Arca CinemaGiovani Prize
  • Madrid Italian Film Festival 2013: Lungometraggi