El Misterio de la Felicidad film still, courtesy of Strand Releasing

El Misterio de la Felicidad film still, courtesy of Strand Releasing

FilmLatin Jewish Life in Film

El Misterio de la Felicidad (The Mystery of Happiness)

Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

About the Program

Santiago and Eugenio are best friends and lifelong business partners who run a thriving electronics store together. The two men have led identical day-to-day lives for years until Eugenio vanishes one day without a trace.

Perplexed by the disappearance, Eugenio’s wife, Laura, and Santiago partner up to discover the truth about Eugenio’s seemingly willful departure. Directed by Daniel Burman. (Argentina, 2014, 92 min. No MPAA rating. In Spanish with English subtitles.)

Don’t miss this latest offering from Burman, “often called the Woody Allen of Latin America” (Variety), whose films have thrilled Skirball audiences of this yearly film series.

VIVA

 
THIS FILM IS PRESENTED AS PART OF “VIVA!,” AN ONGOING SKIRBALL INITIATIVE THAT EXPLORES THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN JEWISH AND LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES THROUGH LECTURES, CONVERSATIONS, AND PERFORMING, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS.

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Watch the official trailer for El Misterio de la Felicidad.