Canada | V.O. English | ST French | 2018 | 100 min | DCP | color | Fiction
Desperate to become less shallow, Stan, a handsome 19-year-old, deforms his face with bandages and attends a support group for disfigured people after he learns his cancer-ridden mother will undergo invasive facial surgery. But when he’s exposed as an impostor, Stan strikes a deal with Vanessa, the domineering workshop leader: he stays with the group, and in exchange, he trains them on how to use their facial differences as a weapon against our beauty-obsessed culture. Happy Face is filmed with real people who have facial differences playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
|Screenplay||Joelle Bourjolly, Alexandre Franchi|
|Cast||Noemie Kocher, Robin L'Houmeau, Debbie Lynch-White, Alison Middstoke, Cyndy Nicholsen, David Roche, E.R. Ruiz|
|Artistic director||Valérie-Jeanne Mathieu|
|Production||Les Films de la Mancha, Line & Content|