David has shared custody of his daughter Fia whose wellbeing is always at the forefront of his mind. He tries hard to provide for her in every way he can but constantly feels that the life he can offer her is far from that what she has with her mother Marina. To his regret, he has ended up in an emotional tug of war with Marina, where he is the constant loser: his holidays and weekends with Fia don’t seem as much fun and the gaps between them seem to get longer and longer, he can’t afford to treat her to clothes or days out, and can barely afford even an ice cream. Worst of all, Fia seems to be increasingly bored in his company.
It’s at this time that he crosses paths with Kajsa, a woman he knew from his younger days. He is not in love with her but probably could be. If he would allow himself.
Happiness is about a middle-aged man who tries to combine the love of a child with the dream of being close to another adult again. It is one of the great questions of human existence, perhaps invisible to those on the outside, but absolutely crucial to the one who’s in the middle of it.