‘Happy End’ screening for Simon Community

Michael Haneke's Happy End is a study of a deeply dysfunctional family.
Michael Haneke's Happy End is a study of a deeply dysfunctional family.

Galway Film Society will hold a special charity fundraising screening of Happy End, the 2017 film from Oscar and two-time Palme d’Or Winner Michael Haneke, on Sunday, January 21. It will be screened in the City’s Town Hall Theatre, with all profits going to the Galway Simon Community.

A drama about a bourgeois European family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop, this is a biting satire with a bleak world view from the Austrian director.

This event marks the end of Galway Film Society’s regular Sunday night slot at the Town Hall Theatre – after 20 years the group will be relocating to the new Pálás Cinema this Spring. The Film Society feels this is a timely opportunity to contribute to the valuable work of Galway Simon Community.

Galway Simon has been providing support services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness since 1979 – it works to prevent homelessness, as well as providing housing and offering health and well-being support to its clients.

The film will begin at 8pm and promises to be a great evening.

For more information on the work of the Galway Simon Community, visit https://www.galwaysimon.ie.

Tickets for Happy End can be purchased online from the Town Hall Theatre at tht.ie or by phone on 091 569777, and cost €10 (€9 concession) each.