Hector and his search for Happiness

by Tanya Monteiro on 03/07/2019

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The world needs this movie.

It’s a fable written by a phycologist, about a psychologist.

Hector is very good at treating patients, but he can’t seem to do much for those who are simply dissatisfied with life, it starts to depress him. So he takes a trip around the world to learn about what makes people happy and sad.

Listing his observation about the people he meets along the way as he journeys around the globe and into the human soul. There’s so much to love about his travels and his insights. 

This is a link to an audio interview with the director Peter Chelsom. Enjoyed hearing why he made this film. How he mentions that ‘having a dog is unconditional love but it won’t make you grow’. And how he loved South Africa. (about 15mins in or so)

He reads a quote at the end that sums up the film. 

“Kindness” covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.

A really great movie,

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