A Happy Man


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jun 1 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jun 2 6:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jun 8 2:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Czech Republic
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sona G. Lutherová
Screenwriter:Sona G. Lutherová


In this longitudinal observation, director Sona G. Lutherov presents an intimate portrait of a family in which one of the parents is transitioning.


Others perceived R. as a happy woman. Born and raised in the Czech Republic, R. married Ivan, a Slovak psychiatrist. The young couple settled in Sweden and had two children, and it appeared that R.’s life would follow a predictable path. R. was happy, but felt an inner emptiness. As a distraction from daily life, R. began writing fiction, eventually creating a male alter-ego and penning novels for the LGBTQIA+ community. It became clear to R. that the void they felt could only be filled by living as their authentic self and beginning their transition journey. R. is now Marvin, a man. To find true happiness, Marvin must dismantle his old life and construct a new one; a process that affects not only himself, but also his husband and children. A HAPPY MAN follows Marvin’s journey from 2019 through 2022.


In English and Czech, Slovak, & Swedish (with English subtitles).