Happy Together


Documentary film, 75 min
camera: Saša Dlouhý
directing: Saša Dlouhý
Editing: Jakub Voves
Sound: Václav Flégl
Music: Ondřej Skala
Drama: Jana Hádková
Czech Television Creative Producer: Petr Kubica
Czech Television Executive Producer: Veronika Slámová
production: Sandra Dlouhá, Zdeněk Hala, Magda Gärtnerová
animation: Jindřich Novák
photography: Markéta Dlouhá Márová
colour correction: Josef Mikšík
archive research: Magdalena Holá
graphics: Richard Bakeš
translations: Easytalk
production: freeSaM
coproduction: Czech Television
distribution: Aerofilms, Anna Lísalová, Silvie Holečková Holovská

A documentary portrait of the family of a sinologist who sets out to live in a small Chinese town in order to fulfill his dreams and continue in the footsteps of Chinese-Czechoslovak relations begun in the 1950s. The reality of life in contemporary China is presented through the eyes of an unbiased observer, contrasted with the strongly religious young couple’s attempts at adapting to their new life. Different customs, different cultures, pollution everywhere, but also a desire to perform a great undertaking and to find an unconventional and strict upbringing for their sons. All of this is the film Happy Together.
Soundtrack released on vinyl. You can listen to it on http://www.happytogether-film.tv/