B-HAPPY

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B-HAPPY

Gonzalo Justiniano
Chile/E/Venezuela, 2003
Fiction, 90min, OmdU

B-HAPPY

Gonzalo Justiniano
Chile/E/Venezuela, 2003
Fiction, 90min, OmdU

Cast: 
Manuela Martelli
Kathy
Lorene Prieto
Mutter
Felipe Ríos
Danilo
Eduardo Barril
Vater
Ricardo Fernández
Chemo
Juan Pablo Sáez
Nina
Screenplay: 
Gonzalo Justiniano
Fernando Aragón
Sergio Gómez
Daniela Lillo
Sound: 
Mauricio Molina
Camera: 
Andrés Garretón
Editor: 
Danielle Fillios
Composer: 
Cuti Aste
Decoration: 
Pauline Garbizu
Chopi Vergara

Production: 
Sahara Films Producciones S.A. Alberto Decombe 1242 Providencia Santiago, Chile T 2 209 2877 films@sahara.cl , gjusti@sahara.cl
World Sales: 
Phoenix World Investment (PWI) Cruz del Sur 133, 4 th floor Las Condes Santiago, Chile T 2 207 2760 rnarango@pwimedia.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Naïveté is swallowed whole in B-Happy, a title that contrasts with the degradations that befall and nearly consume the heroine of this melodrama by Gonzalo Justiniano. Kathy has a tough life; her single mother works and has to keep her and her surly older brother in line, and also decide if the childrens father, who is in prison, should be allowed back into their lives. Despite having a cast of teenage boys who look old enough to be Kathys teachers, Mr. Justiniano shows a remarkable amount of trust in keeping the story sparse. He is rewarded with a stoically stealthy performance by his lead.
(Elvis Mitchell)