East Coast Premiere

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2018 • Canada • 100 min.

Director: Alexandre Franchi
Screenwriter: Alexandre Franchi, Joëlle Bourjolly
Cast: Robin L’houmeau, Debbie Lynch-White, David Roche

March 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Brattle Theatre

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Desperate to become less shallow, Stan, a handsome 19-year-old, deforms his face with bandages and attends a support group for disfigured people after he learns his cancer-ridden mother will undergo invasive facial surgery.

But when he’s exposed as an impostor, Stan strikes a deal with Vanessa, the domineering workshop leader: he stays with the group, and in exchange he trains them on how to use their facial differences as a weapon against our beauty-obsessed culture.

Happy Face is filmed with real persons with facial differences playing fictionalized versions of themselves.