Original name: Les Jours Heureux
English name: Days Of Happiness
Run time: 118 Min
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Director: Chloé Robichaud
Producers: Pierre Even, Paul-E. Audet, Jeannette Garcia
Cast: Sophie Desmarais, Sylvain Marcel, Nour Belkharia, Maude Guérin, Vincent Leclerc, Yves Jacques
Screenplay: Chloé Robichaud
Cinematographer: Ariel Méthot
Editor: Yvann Thibaudeau
Sound Designer: Sylvain Bellemare, Stephen de Oliveira, Luc Boudrias
Music Composer: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain and its musicians
Production Company: Item 7
World Sales: Visit Films
Screenwriter/director, Chloé Robichaud’s career is already well-established. In 2013, at the age of 25, her first feature film, Sarah Prefers to Run, was part of the official selection for the Cannes Un Certain Regard. In 2016, her film Boundaries, about the lives of female politicians, was selected for the Toronto IFF, and also won the prestigious “New Directors Prize” at the Seattle IFF. Chloé is also the creator of the web series, Féminin/Féminin, which won two Gémeaux Awards. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) in directing from Concordia University in Montreal and earned a diploma in directing from the Institut National de l’Image et du Son (L’INIS) in 2010.
Emma is a young conductor and rising star on the Montreal scene. Days of Happiness chronicles her complex relationship with her father and agent Patrick, who has maintained a devious hold on her since childhood. The possibility of an important position with a prestigious orchestra only raises the stakes for Emma. She will have to give way to her true emotions and make choices, both for her music and for herself, if she is to navigate her career and her romantic relationship with Naëlle, a newly separated cellist and mother of a young boy.