One of the best Canadian film of the year 2004. Cadieux performance is stunning. Delisle directing is precise. The most touching scene of "Happiness is a sad song" is for me at the end, the drive to the airport Dorval, when Anne Marie is singing along with the song from the soundtrack. (Ironically I know exactly the way to the airport from my last travel) That is very courageous scene. I think it is a very poetic sequence like a song transformed into a cinematic sequence. And as a special bonbon: Micheline Lanctot as a bus driver! I thought often about advantages and disadvantages of video instead of film material. But this film seems to me with some other recent films from Quebec I saw like a realisation of the old idea of camera stylo.