2023 • 1h 53m • Norway,Denmark

There are no scheduled screenings
Festival tag:

New Nordic Films

Original title
a happy day
  • drama
Hisham Zaman
  • Salah Qadi, Ravand Ali Taha, Mohamed Salah, Sarah Aman Mentzoni, Hilde Skovdahl, Aryan Pezeshki, Thea Sofie Loch Næss, Stig Frode Henriksen, Anja Saiva Bongo Bjørnstad
Hisham Zaman
Łukasz Zamaro
Hisham Zaman, Snowfall Cinema, (Marie Gade, Zentropa (DK), Mathis Ståle Mathisen, Rein Film (NO), Turid Øversveen, Take1 (NO))
Production company
Snowfall Cinema
Available worldwide excl. nordic territories (handled by scandinavian film distribution)

THREE TEENAGE FRIENDS are stuck in a freezing refugee camp in remote northern Norway, waiting to be sent home on their 18th birthdays. Together, they come up with a plan to escape over the mountain to a world where their dreams can be fulfilled. But when one of them falls in love, their plan begins to unravel.

A Happy Day will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2023


HISHAM ZAMAN is a director, screenwriter and producer known for his films exploring themes related to migration, identity and belonging. His breakthrough short film Bawke (2005) screened at over 100 festivals and was named the best Norwegian short film of the decade by Rushprint magazine in 2010. He also directed the award-winning feature films Before Snowfall (2013) and Letter to the King (2014)
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