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Happy Times

A young man who is unable to break up with his girlfriend, decides to hire an agency that specializes in ending relationships.

  • Luis Javier M. Henaine
  • Alejandra Olvera Avila
  • Luis Javier M. Henaine
  • Alejandro Blazquez de Nicolás
  • Luis Javier M. Henaine
  • Alejandra Olvera Avila
  • Luis E. Gadea Salinas
  • Juan Carlos Sierra Niembro
  • Luis Arrieta
    Key Cast
    Los Inadaptados, Paradas Contínuas
  • Cassandra Ciangherotti
    Key Cast
    Paradas Contínuas, Tlatelolco, Viaje Redondo
  • Humberto Busto
    Key Cast
    Amores Perros, Morirse en Domingo
  • Iván Arana
    Key Cast
    Oveja Negra, Tlatelolco
  • Bárbara de Regil
    Key Cast
    First Feature Film
  • Miguel Rodarte
    Key Cast
    El Tigre de Santa Julia, Salvando al Soldado Perez
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tiempos Felices
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 23, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,800,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
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  • Morelia International Film Festival
    Morelia, México
    October 21, 2014
    World Premiere
    Out of Competition
  • Dubai International Film Festival
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    December 12, 2014
    International Premiere
    Out of Competition
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    Santa Barbara, California
    January 28, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Nueva Vision Award - Best Spanish/Latinamerican Film
  • Sonoma International Film Festival
    Sonoma, California
    March 25, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    April 17, 2015
    Emerging Filmmaker - Official Selection
  • Washington, D.C. International Film Festival
    Washington, D.C.
    April 22, 2015
    Best First Feature Award
Director Biography - Luis Javier M. Henaine

Luis Javier M. Henaine (Mexico City, 1980) is a Communications graduate with a specialty in film from Universidad Iberoamericana. He has directed several short films and TV Commercials. Happy Times is his first feature film.

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Director Statement

Happy Times is an offbeat comedy that tells how hard it is to end a romantic relationship. It’s common to see films about looking for and finding love, but there are few stories that show the last moments of a couple. Ending a relationship is a dilemma for most people, so why not exploit that in order to create a funny story?

The film shows how contradictory human beings and their relationships can be. They can spend years living in an unhappy relationship, but for some it’s better than being alone. The fear of the unknown, the guilt and the loneliness are some of the issues that prevent someone from making the ultimate decision.

Happy Times is an anti-romantic comedy that shows the decline of a relationship.