Mardi Gras Film Festival Days of Happiness (Les Jours heureux)
20 February 2024
In the Playhouse
Australian Premiere | Canada | 2023 | French | Ages 15+ | Drama
Emma, a talented young conductor in Montreal is torn between pursuing her career under the watch of her overbearing father’s management, and embarking on a committed relationship with her cellist girlfriend. Directed by Chloé Robichaud.
|Tuesday 20 February 2024
|Queer Screen Members*
Multi-Pack: Purchase tickets to Sydney Cello Quartet perform Music from Queer Film and Days of Happiness
|Queer Screen Members*
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Queer Screen Member pre-sale
9am, Monday 8 January 2024
General Public tickets on-sale
9am, Wednesday 10 January 2024
The duration of this film in 120 minutes.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Contains emotional abuse themes.
Nuanced and moving French-Canadian drama
Emma is a talented up-and-coming conductor on the Montreal classical scene who faces the tough decision of sacrificing family and love for success in this emotionally captivating drama.
Managed by her overbearing father Patrick, she’s also navigating a new relationship with cellist and single mother Naelle. Caught in the conundrum of career versus love versus family, Emma must come to grips with her emotions and finally choose if she will follow the status quo or finally live by her own terms.
Premiering at Toronto International Film Festival to wide acclaim and featuring gripping classical set pieces, comparisons to Tár are inevitable, but this is an entirely different telling of a lesbian conductor’s journey to self-realisation.
Screening as a special event during Queer Screen’s 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival.
Sydney Opera House and Queer Screen's 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival presents
Cast and credits
Director Chloé Robichaud
Producer Pierre Even
Writer Chloé Robichaud
Cast Sophie Desmarais, Sylvain Marcel, Nour Belkhiria
Film Type Narrative Feature
LGBTIQA+ Lesbian, Bisexual Women
About Queer Screen's 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival
Mardi Gras Film Festival is presented by Queer Screen. Their mission is a celebration of the diversity of sexualities and gender identities through queer storytelling on screen, by inclusive and respectful communities full of creativity, inspiration and pride.
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Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.
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