Preview of Irish Film at Cork Film Festival: How To Be Happy


The 58th Cork Film Festival (9 – 17 November)

How to be Happy

Friday, 15th November, 19:30

Triskel Christchurch
Tickets €9.00
90 Minutes

The Irish-made romantic comedy about a marriage councillor who gets involved with his clients, How to be Happy, will screen at the Cork Film Festival 2013. Hot from its success at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh the feature, starring Brian Gleeson and Gemma-Leah Devereux, was made as part of the Filmbase Digital Feature Production MSc.

Richard Bolger, producer and former Filmbase student, told Film Ireland that ‘being a part of the Cork Film Festival this year is huge. How to be Happy being chosen as one of the very selected few Irish feature films to feature in this years festival is a huge show of support for grass route filmmaking in this country and once again is testament to the support out there for the film.

‘All of those involved with the making of the film could not be more proud or more excited about bringing this film to another part of the country, hopefully the first of many in this country. This film had a huge amount of supporting and hard working individuals and being selected for the festival is wonderful for all involved to be able to tell fellow filmmakers and friends alike’.

Cormac Kavanagh (Gleeson) is a marriage councillor who, off the back of messy break-up, starts sleeping with his clients in a misguided pursuit of happiness. Flor (Devereux), a private detective, is charged with investigating Cormac’s unconventional treatments, but things get complicated when she begins to have feelings for him. Between friends with the best intentions, misunderstandings and a client who also happens to be a notorious gangster, Cormac must navigate his way through the more erratic and chaotic elements of love and relationships before realising How to be Happy.

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Click here for an interview with the film’s producer


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