Happy Sad Man

Genevieve Bailey
| Australia
| 2018
| 92 min

A disarmingly honest documentary that draws back the curtain on the complex inner worlds of Australian men from all walks of life, from Bondi Beach to the outback, and farmers to war photographers. Australian documentarian Genevieve Bailey (I Am Eleven) delivers another eye-opening, heart-warming ensemble character study, challenging the way we think about masculinity today. Bringing together the vibrant personalities and perspectives of five very different men – talking about their hopes, anxieties, joys, and sorrows – Happy Sad Man gives unforgettable voice to the complex emotional landscapes of modern masculinity and the misunderstood world of mental health.

Genevieve Bailey
Genevieve Bailey, Henrik Nordstrom
Sydney Premiere
Australian Competition
Festival Year