German film festival in Vietnam
Carolin’s father has changed a lot in the past couple of years. After separating from his wife, he exchanged his hiking boots for flip-flops and travels to Thailand every year for a few weeks. Sometimes alone, sometimes with friends – all of whom are divorced and over 60. For the father it is the time of his life, for Carolin a big discomfort. At home in the North Eifel, the home-dwellers blaspheme behind their preoccupied hand at their main tables about sex tourism long ago. Even Carolin cannot entirely dismiss this argument. Therefore, in her documentary “Happy” she asks not only cheerful, but also the uncomfortable questions about aloneness, happiness and taboos.
studied TV producing and journalism in Berlin and worked for various filmmakers and production companies as director and co-writer. Now, she lives and works as a freelance writer and director of documentary films in Hamburg. "Happy" is her third long documentary film.