We kick the new quarterly theme of ‘family’ at Belfast Film Club with a wry, bold film by Agnès Varda, ‘Le Bonheur’. While married to the kind, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker
Despite its simple themes, this is one of Agnès Varda’s most provocative films, coming (in 1965) as France was under increasing political and social strain. ‘Le Bonheur’ examines, with a deceptively cheery palette, the ideas of fidelity and happiness, and it inevitably echoes beyond the family context out into the wider world.
‘Le Bonheur’ is the first of three films we will be showing exploring family; on May 18 we have ‘Distant Voices, Still Lives’ (Terence Davies), and on June 22, ‘Dogtooth’ (Yorgos Lanthimos).
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£6 with a curated craft beer, £4 without