The Valley of Happiness (English/international title)
2017 - released

La Vallée Heureuse is a short fiction film written and directed by Fisnik Maxhuni, shot in Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran).

Logline: Shot entirely in Iran in the remote areas next to the Caspian sea, it narrates the story of a young boy on a search for a mythical stone buried in the depths of the Caspian Sea. As this stone is presumably the key to eternal happiness, the boy will encounter on his journey all the people who have been, just like him, searching for this stone.



Cinematography Editing
Original version
Fisnik Maxhuni
Fisnik Maxhuni

Visceral Films
in co-production with Amira Films (Iran)
in collaboration with Cause, Sang Bleu and Swiss Typefaces.

Jules Guarneri
Jules Guarneri
Boris Gétaz
Kilian Amendola
17 min.
Persian (english/french subtitles), colour, DCP.

Festivals :
• Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, 22.08-02.09.2018
• Festival de Cannes, Coup de Coeur / Short Film Corner, 08-18.05.2018
• Solothurn, 53. Solothurner Filmtage, Competition, 25.01.2018 – 01.02.2018
• Winterthur, 21. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Competition, 07.11.2017 – 12.11.2017
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