Happy Everyday

Happy Everyday: Park Life in China takes an intimate look at the complexities of contemporary China through the eyes of its retirees (the young adults of the Cultural Revolution), who have now invented a whole new culture of frenetic activity in the parks of Beijing and Shanghai.

 

In a culture of stability and self-censorship, the retirees of Shanghai & Beijing have carved out a flamboyant niche for letting off steam. Happy Everyday: Park Life in China is an upbeat but unnerving look at the relativity of freedom in China’s ‘harmonious society’.

 

Written & Directed by Peter O’Donoghue

Produced by Peter O’Donoghue, Sarah Wishart and Philippa Campey for Park Life China Films