62 minutes – Documentary
Festival release date: April 23, 2017 – BAFICI, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Release date: August 17, 2018 (Toronto)
While on a trip to Paris, director Sofia Bohdanowicz spent a week with Juliane Lumbroso-Sellam, the grandmother of a colleague. Lumbroso-Sellam was at the time 77-years-old and an astrologer who had lived in her Montmartre home for half a century. Lumbroso-Sellam shares her everyday life and the documentary captures her enchanting storytelling as well as her charming daily routine. Writing in POV Magazine, Chelsea Phillips-Carr said “Maison du Bonheur is as much an idiosyncratic portrait of Sellam as it is a personal journey for Bohdanowicz as creator.” Maison du Bonheur had its North American Premiere at Hot Docs on May 3, 2017. This film should not be confused with La Maison du Bonheur (The House of Happiness), a 2006 French comedy film directed by Dany Boon.