Štrbské Pleso at the base of the beautiful Vysoké Tatry mountains is the place to spend the winter break, as many people- from families, to friends, to strangers- are about to find out. Happy New Year boasts a cast well known to CaSFFA audiences, including ‘The First Lady of Slovak Cinema’ Emília Vášáryová, Táňa Pauhofová (All or Nothing, CaSFFA 2018), Gabriela Marcinková (Intimate Enemy, CaSFFA 2019), Tomáš Maštalír (The Line, CaSFFA 2017), and Jiří Bartoška (Tiger Theory, CaSFFA, 2016). But all the hijinks, mistaken identities, and sub-plots come to a head on new years eve. Will everything be resolved in time, or will the chaos carry over into the new year?
Filmed on location at the Vysoké Tatry mountains, this all-star cast has familiar faces well known to CaSFFA audiences and fans of Czech and Slovak cinema alike. Happy New Year provides one with enough escapism to remember that Christmas is just around the corner and maybe we do have a few things to look forward to.