Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
Aleksey YANKOVSKY
Алексей ЯНКОВСКИЙ
Alekseï YANKOVSKI
Russia / France, 2010, 50mn 
Colour, documentary
Schastye nam nuzhno
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Счастье нам нужно

 

 Happiness is necessary

 Il nous faut du bonheur

 
Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ), Aleksey YANKOVSKY (Алексей ЯНКОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ), Aleksey YANKOVSKY (Алексей ЯНКОВСКИЙ)
Editing : Aleksey YANKOVSKY (Алексей ЯНКОВСКИЙ)
Other persons :
Images : Sara Cornu avec la participation de Alexei Jankovs
Son : Makar Akhpachev, Dominique Vieillard
Direction de production : Anne Cohen-Solal
Producteurs : Les Films d'Ici - Serge Lalou / Musée du Quai Branly - Hélène Cerutti / Arte France / Bereg
Partenaires : Procirep / Angoa / Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
Diffuseurs : Arte
Companies : Arte France, Serge Lalou - Les Films d'Ici, musée du quai Branly
 

Awards :
Jury Special Mention International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2012

Plot synopsis
Torn apart by history, the Kurdish community comes back to life each year during the Spring festival, an ancient juvenisation rite that predates Islam. At the heart of our tale, we find Senia, an elderly woman at the head of a large family living in the village of Gawilan Botan, in the region of Bardarash, about an hour’s drive from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. The challenge facing this film, despite the apparent contradiction, is that of describing a Muslim community in the Middle East through the portrait of a woman, a woman who rules her family with an iron hand.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival de cinéma dans le cadre des journées européennes du livre russe, Paris (France), 2014
- Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, Nancy (France), 2012
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava (Czech Republic), 2011
- Festival international de programmes audiovisuels (FIPA), Biarritz (France), 2011
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2011
- Alexandre Sokourov : des pages cachées, Paris (France), 2010

Images
 

"Il nous faut du bonheur" ("Нам нужно счастье")... par rfi-russian