Paolo´s Happiness

Paolos Glück

Paolo Piangino is a very happy man – because he can cry. His tears make other people happy. They can pick this happiness like flowers. But they cannot hold on to it.

Paolo Piangino is an unremarkable, short, happy man. He lives with his cat and he likes to cry – because his tears are his happiness. When he is sad, his tears cheer him up, and when he is happy they make him even happier. The townspeople watch with fascination as one day Paolo’s tears make red flowers bloom wherever they fall. These tears make Paolo famous. The people are thrilled – there is media hype – and everyone wants to invite Paolo into their home, hoping that he’ll shed a few tears for them. But soon all the buzz is too much for Paolo. He secretly leaves the town, leaving behind only a couple of flowers. The people of the small town begin to cry bitterly of sadness. Who knows – maybe one day their tears will be tears of happiness?


Thorsten Drössler

Grit Wisskirchen

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Animation Technique


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FilmVermoegen GmbH
Creative Europe media programme

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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