The Price of Happiness

Prix du Bonheur

 

Switzerland | 2019 | DCP | Color | 18 min | Rodrigo Muñoz

 

FRIDAY 2 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 15:45 HRS. | 71 MIN

MONDAY 5 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 18 MIN

Director: Rodrigo Muñoz

Screenplay: Rodrigo Muñoz

Producer: Lionel Baier

Cinematography: Rodrigo Muñoz
Editing: Rodrigo Muñoz
Sound: Rodrigo Muñoz, Theodora Menthonnex, Patrick Muroni

Music: Rodrigo Muñoz

Production Company: ECAL / Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne
Cast: Rodrigo Muñoz, Amalia Muñoz, Dany Vazquez, Daniel Muñoz Rojas, Charlotte Frei, Christian Pellé, Laszlo Torok, Rob Schneider, Stéphane Fallot

 

Synopsis: 

A 22 year old man, who lacks positive role models and values, decides to go looking for happiness. During the day he finds strangers in parks and questions them and he hangs around in chemists’. During sleepless nights he explores his town and his memories.

 

Biography: 

Rodrigo Muñoz was born in Switzerland and at 9 moved to Tanzania for three years. He discovered a world where fantasy and reality were intermingled and learnt English. Then he went to live in Chile for two years where he met some influential people and also learnt Spanish. He finished his compulsory education in Lausanne, Switzerland and in 2014 obtained his high school diploma specializing in Physics and Applied Maths. When he was 18, he crossed the Atlantic on a 25ft sailing boat. While he was in the middle of the ocean, he watched films and discovered the art of cinema. This prompted him to create a portfolio for the Lausanne School of Art’s cinema section and was offered a place there six months later. Due to his fascination with cinematographic language, he makes films that combine fantasy, absurdity and reality.

 

Contact: 

Rodrigo.munoz.rojas@gmail.com

 

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