1. Program
  2. /
  3. Film Series
  4. /
  5. -TOPIAS
  6. /
  7. Cea mai fericită fată din lume (The Happiest Girl in the World)

Cea mai fericită fată din lume (The Happiest Girl in the World)

Chosen by Anna Krauss
Radu Jude, Romania 2009, 99 Min., OV with English subs

A contest held by a soft drink company awards Delia, a young girl from Romania, and her parents take a trip to Bucharest to claim her prize: A stunning new car. The only requirement left is for Delia to make an appearance in a commercial. Everything goes smoothly at first until it becomes evident that Delia and her parents have divergent plans for the car's future and the sponsor of the contest is following his own interests. With the same wry humor that has appeared in all his subsequent films, Radu Jude’s debut feature is both a scathing satire and psychological examination of a society marked by its pursuit of capitalism and consumerism. (AK)

Anna Krauss studied Anthropology, Global Studies and Human Rights in Berlin, Gothenburg and London and her research interests are social inequality, the right to housing, neoliberalisation of space and urban resistance. Anna works as a project assistant at Sinema Transtopia.