26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Mrs. Happy

Mrs. Happy

director: Nikola Klinger
original title: Paní Šťastná
country: Czech Republic
year: 2020
running time: 15 min.


A platonic relationship between a young girl employed at a spa hotel and its former client develops through romantic letters full of old-fashioned respect, exchanged between the couple in the mid-50s. Nostalgic images of the Luhačovice colonnade and period photographs underscore the lines permeated with love, belief and disappointment.

“Upon seeing the envelope with my initials, you may well wonder who it is that writes to you. Of course, it is just little me...” Mrs. Happy, 1:32 – 1:40


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Nikola Klinger (1987) graduated from the Studio of Photography at Ústí nad Labem and currently studies at the Centre for Audio-Visual Studies at FAMU in Prague. He focuses on photography and experiments in documentary and live-action filmmaking.

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director: Nikola Klinger
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