Happy Housewife, The
The word 'emancipation' is definitely not in Lea's vocabulary.
Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband’s job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word ‘emancipation’ simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. arrives, she is a little traumatized at having to swap canapés for nappies. The result is a brave but hilarious story about a woman who fights to get her past - and her present – firmly back on track (100’, 35mm).
Directed by Antoinette Beumer
Screenplay: Marnie Blok, Karen van Holst Pellekaan
Original title: DE GELUKKIGE HUISVROUW
Key cast: Carice van Houten, Waldemar Torenstra
Prod: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, Inspire Pictures
Released: April 2010
Seville European Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Setúbal International Film Festival - Festroia
Paris European Independent Film Festival
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Bermuda International Film Festival
Istanbul International Women's Film Festival on Wheels - Filmmor
San Jose International Film Festival - Cinequest
First feature film.
SEE YOU IN VEGAS (2007, documentary).
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21-04-2010 Cineuropa - Happy numbers for Happy Houswife
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19-03-2010 Cineuropa - Van Houten en Van der Oest in South Africa
29-12-2009 Cineuropa - Van Houten not a Happy Housewife