Chloé Robichaud talks DAYS OF HAPPINESS (TIFF 2023) – Tara Karajica interviews

After Sarah Prefers to Run (2013) and Pays (2016), Canadian director Chloé Robichaud’s latest feature film, Days of Happiness, follows a young orchestra director as she faces a crossroads in her life and career, trying to navigate the toxic relationship with her father – who is also her manager – and a budding romance with violoncellist Naëlle. The inspiration for Days of Happiness came to Robichaud seven years ago. The idea of a young female conductor on a podium on the screen fascinated her.

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NUT JOBS (Slamdance 2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The plot is convoluted, sure, but deliberately so, as all of its seemingly disparate threads weave together nicely as the film hurtles towards its outrageous conclusion. This is low-budget filmmaking at its finest; it’s joyful, it’s ambitious, and it’s precisely the kind of film that Slamdance has built its reputation on showcasing. Nut Jobs welcomes you to be a part of its in-joke, an invitation that you will either accept heartily or resist, and poor fool you if you opt for the latter – this film is an indie delight.

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