Happy Day

Happy Day

On a sun-scorched, windswept island, a concentration camp of political prisoners awaits the visit of the "great mother", in honor of whom they have prepared a celebration. One of the prisoners, who steadfastly refuses to renounce his beliefs, disappears and is proclaimed dead by the camp's authorities. They claim he has committed suicide. However, on the day of the official visit and during the celebration, the "dead man" reappears.

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Direction: Pantelis Voulgaris
Script: Pantelis Voulgaris, based on the novel $The Plague$ by Andreas Frangias
Cinematography: Yorgos Panoussopoulos
Editing: Aristidis Karydis Fuchs
Sound: Thanassis Arvanitis
Music: Dionyssis Savopoulos
Actors: Georges Sarri, Yorgos Moschidis, Stavros Kalaroglou, Nikos Bousdoukos, Constantinos Tzoumas
Production: EKK
Costumes: Yannis Kalaitzis
Sets: Yannis Kalaitzis
Format: 35mm
Color: Colour
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1976
Duration: 105΄
Awards/Distinctions: Awards: Best film, direction, and music; honorary distinction to sound recordist Thanassis Arvanitis and five actors. Greek Film Critic's Guild Award.

Pantelis Voulgaris

He was born in Athens in 1940. He studied Film Direction at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos in Athens and after his graduation, he worked as an assistant director on many films. His films have received numerous international awards. His film Little England was the official entry of Greece for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.


1966 Jimmy the Tiger (short)
1972 The Engagement of Anna
1973 The Great Love Songs (doc)
1976 Happy Day
1980 Eleftherios Venizelos
1981 Karolos Koun (doc)
1985 Stone Years
1987 Yannis Ritsos (doc)
1988 The Striker with the Number 9
1991 Quiet Days in August
1995 Acropol
1998 It's a Long Road
2004 Brides
2009 Soul Deep
2013 Little England
2017 The Last Note