The Bells of Happiness

Direction
Year 
2012
Country
  • Slovakia 
Runtime
62min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Pregnant Mariena and her cousin Roman live with their families in a poor Roma village in the East of Slovakia. They both admire the Czechoslovak pop stars Karel Gott and Dara Rolins. They like the singers’ lifestyle and their songs. Mariena and Roman decide to send them a DVD with a videomessage and a Roma remix of their hit single “Zvonky šťastia” (The Bells of Happiness). The film follows the process of creating the message on the backdrop of life in the village.


Slovak subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.

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  • Original Title
    Zvonky šťastia
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marek Šulík, Jana Bučka
  • Cinematography
    Štefan Bučka
  • Editing
    Peter Kotrha
  • Music
    ZrN (Pavol Smolárik, Miloslav König)
  • Sound
    Jakub Fišer, Dušan Kozák, Bohumil Martinák
  • Runtime
    62 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Slovakia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • ARTFILMFEST 2012, Slovakia
    • MFF Karlovy Vary 2012, Czech Republic
    • Film Europe Award - Cinematik IFF 2012, Slovakia
    • Dny evropského filmu 2013, Czech Republic
    • Aye-Aye 2013, France

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