Director: Michael Rob Costine, Mark Gaster, Brian O’Neill

80 minutes, Ireland, 2013, Colour

Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

The directors will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

How to be Happy, is an up-beat new Irish comedy starring Brian Gleeson (The Stag) as Cormac Kavanagh, a relationship counsellor who, after a bad breakup, starts sleeping with his clients in a misguided attempt to reignite their passions. Things get complicated when he falls for a private investigator who is investigating his affairs. Meanwhile, his cousin, an accountant with a marriage in crisis, is trying to reunite Cormac with his ex-wife. In a twisting comedy of misunderstandings, their worlds will come crashing together before they all learn How to be Happy.

This film was made as part of the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production course.

IFI Spotlight, our annual review of Irish film and television, will take place on Saturday, April 12th and will feature a day of free seminars and panel discussions.

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