I Am Happiness on Earth


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I Am Happiness on Earth.

Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Confused, always alone and in front of a screen, now become a transfigured reality, but at the same time a measurable, controllable and manipulable one, he listens in loop to a song: one of those songs you sing or repeat as a prayer and forcing you to remember, believe and convince yourself.


Julián Hernández is born in Mexico City in 1972 and he graduated in film from the state University UNAM. Among his previous works are the feature films Broken Sky (2006), A Thousand Clouds of Peace Fence the Sky, Love, Your Being Love Will Never End  (2003), winner of the Teddy Award at Berlin Film Festival and Raging Sun, Raging Sky, winner of the same Award but in 2009. Hernández has also directed, among others, the short films Por encima del abismo de la desesperación (1996), Hubo un tiempo en que los sueños dieron paso a largas noches de insomnio (1997), Bramadero (2007), Vago rumor de mares en zozobra (2008), Atmósfera (2009).


  • Title
    I Am Happiness on Earth
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    124′, col.

  • Director
    Julián Hernández
  • Screenplay
    Julián Hernández
  • Editing
    Emiliano Arenales Osorio
  • Photography
    Alejandro Cantú

  • Music
    Arturo Villela Vega
  • Sound
    Omar Juárez Espino,
    Armando Narváez del Valle

  • Cast
    Hugo Catalán, Alan Ramírez,
    Andrea Portal, Gabino Rodríguez,
    Emilio Von Sternenfels, Iván Álvarez,
    Rocío Reyes, Emmanuel Ávalos,
    Gerardo del Razo, Diana Lein,
    Javier Oliván, Giovanna Zacarías,
    Juan Carlos Carrasco, Sergio Anselmo,
    Aladino Torreblanca, Gloria Contreras
  • Producer
    Roberto Fiesco
  • Production
    Mil Nubes Cine,

  • Frameline San Francisco 2014
  • Turin Gay & Lesbian 2014 – Long Feature Film Competition
  • Tampa LGBT Film Festival 2014
  • Out on Film Atlanta LGBT Film Festival 2014
  • Gent International Film Festival 2014
  • Queer Lisboa 2014 – Long Feature Film Competition
  • Outfest Los Angeles 2014
  • Outfest Peru 2014
  • NewFest New York 2014
  • Lesgaicinemad Madrid LGBT Film Festival 2014
  • Morelia International Film Festival 2014 – Mexican Long Feature Film Competition
  • Chéries-Chèris Paris LGBT Film Festival 2014 – Long Feature Film Competition
  • Bielefeld Cinema 2014
  • Madison US Cinema 2014
  • Pride Hull UK 2014
  • Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014
  • Austin LGBT Film Festival 2014
  • Hong Kong LGBT Film Festival 2014
  • Melbourne LGBT Film Festival 2015
  • Sydney Mardi Gras LGBT Film Festival 2015
  • FICMY 2015
  • FebioFest Prague 2015
  • Brussels Tels Quels LGBT Film Festival 2015
  • In & Out Nice 2015
  • Mix Mexico 2015
  • Ciclo Rosa Bogota 2015
  • Monterrey LGBT Film Festival 2015
  • Filmar Geneve 2015
  • Llamale H Montevideo LGBT Film Festival 2015
  • FICH Hermosillo Film Festival 2015
  • Inedito Cinema Mexicano Contemporaneo Sao Paulo 2016
  • Mostra Cinema Mexicano Contemporaneo Rio de Janeiro 2017
  • Cine Tonalàà Tijuana 2017
  • Cineteca Nacional Mexico City 2018
  • Cineteca Nacional Mexico City 2021 – Retrospective Julián Hernández

  • Llamale H Montevideo LGBT Film Festival 2015 – Best Long Feature Film

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