Le Bonheur (1965 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Agnès Varda|
|Produced by||Mag Bodard|
|Written by||Agnès Varda|
|Music by||Jean-Michel Defaye|
|Editing by||Janine Verneau|
2 January 1965
23 May 1966
|Running time||80 minutes|
Le Bonheur ("Happiness") is a 1965 French drama film directed by Agnès Varda.  The film is associated with the French New Wave and won two awards at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival, including the Jury Grand Prix. The film's beautiful colours resulted from the creation of a new colour negative because the original had faded during production.
François and Thérèse are happily married and live in their own house with their two children. One day François reveals to his wife that he's having an affair with a woman named Émilie. His suggestion of a ménage à trois dismays Thérèse and she commits suicide. Émilie doesn't hesitate to take Thérèse's place as the wife of François and the mother of Thérèse's children Pierrot and Gisou
- Jean-Claude Drouot - François
- Claire Drouot - Thérèse
- Olivier Drouot - Pierrot
- Sandrine Drouot - Gisou
- Marie-France Boyer - Émilie Savignard
- Marcelle Faure-Bertin
- Manon Lanclos
- Sylvia Saurel - (as Sylvie Saurel)
- Marc Eyraud
- Christian Riehl
- Paul Vecchiali - Paul
- "Le Bonheur / Happiness". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- Weiler, A. H. (1966-05-24) "'Le Bonheur' at the Fine Arts:A Moving but Immature Treatment of Love Agnes Varda Chooses a Renoir Background." The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-05-15.
- "Berlinale 1965: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
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