Maison du bonheur

Sofia BohdanowiczCanada / France64 minutes2016GColourFrench

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Join us for an introduction and post-screening Q&A with director Sofia Bohdanowicz on Aug 17 at 7pm!

Juliane Sellam is a 77-year-old Parisian astrologer who has lived in the same pre-war apartment in Montmartre for half a century. In this vibrant documentary, Toronto director Sofia Bohdanowicz focuses on Sellam’s daily life over 30 beautifully shot segments, which are narrated by both Sellam and Bohdanowicz. The matriarch’s life and rich inner world crystallize through her daily rituals of making coffee, applying makeup, and caring for her geraniums. Bohdanowicz captures the minutiae of these everyday acts with skill and humour, showing us that in these seemingly mundane moments, we can find proof of a life well lived.