A beautiful and tender tale about the many journeys people take in their quest for joy in a complex world. Four year old Shahida paints a smile on a red balloon and calls it ‘Happiness’. Together with her mother she floats it away, hoping to spread happiness across the world.
Shahida soon realises she misses her ‘happiness’ and runs away from home in search of it. As she roams the hazardous streets of Kolkata, she comes across a number of different characters, all who in some way are searching for their own forms of happiness.
MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.
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