HAPPY FACE

By Alexandre FRANCHI

LINE & CONTENT - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2017

Trying to atone for how he was repulsed by his mother when she became sick and lost her beauty, a tormented 19-year old boy convinces a group of disfigured patients to declare war on beauty by using their “ugliness” as a weapon.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexandre FRANCHI
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexandre FRANCHI, Joëlle BOURJOLLY
    • Producer(s)
    • Stéphane GÉRIN-LAJOIE (LINE & CONTENT), Ester VELASCO (LINE & CONTENT), Alexandre FRANCHI (LES FILMS DE LA MANCHA)
    • Synopsis
    • Estranged from his manipulative cancer-stricken mother, Stan, a quixotic 19-year-old, dons a disguise and joins a therapy workshop for disfigured patients in a misguided attempt to reconnect with her.

      But when his deception is revealed, Stan, who is desperate to gain coping skills to care for his disease-ravaged mother, offers the afflicted patients a bargain: he stays with the group, and in exchange he teaches them how feel good about themselves : by using their “ugliness” as a weapon against our beauty-obsessed culture.
    • Partners & financing
    • Telefilm Canada
      Line & Content
      Les Films de la Mancha
      Mels Studios


    • Production schedule
    • • Date 1st day of shoot: October 2, 2017
      • Date last day of shoot: October 31, 2017
      • Date of first day of editing: October 4, 2017
      • Final editing date: January 19, 2018
      • Delivery : April 30, 2018
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 02, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 31, 2017
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