Happy Sad Man

Happy Sad Man

Happy Sad Man

Filmmaker Genevieve Bailey (I am Eleven) explores the lives of various Australian men living with mental illness.

"This disarmingly honest documentary draws back the curtain on the complex inner worlds of men from across Australian life – from Bondi Beach to the outback, farmers to war photographers – and challenges the way we think about masculinity today." (Melbourne International Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Coarse language89 minsAustralia
Documentary
Director:
Genevieve Bailey ('I am Eleven')
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Flicks, Sarah Ward

Flicks, Sarah Ward

flicks

“I find masculinity very banal, really,” says Sydney artist David Capra. “It’s not very interesting to me.” David is one of five men featured in Australian documentary Happy Sad Man, which explores the very topic that he finds boring and routine.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The film rewards close viewing. It’s a slow burner, and needs to be, to allow us to get to know the subjects. As we do, we begin to see the signs of distress, which they often try to hide, or divert into frantic activity. Some of this is positive for them.

3.0
Flicks, Sarah Ward

Flicks, Sarah Ward

flicks

“I find masculinity very banal, really,” says Sydney artist David Capra. “It’s not very interesting to me.” David is one of five men featured in Australian documentary Happy Sad Man, which explores the very topic that he finds boring and routine.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The film rewards close viewing. It’s a slow burner, and needs to be, to allow us to get to know the subjects. As we do, we begin to see the signs of distress, which they often try to hide, or divert into frantic activity. Some of this is positive for them.

3.0

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