Mechanics of Happiness
Mechanics of Happiness

Mechanics of Happiness

Director Nerses Hovhannisyan

Production year 1982

Length 88min.

Country Armenia


A young lonely woman with three children and an abundance of social problems, meets a humble engineer.



Nerses Hovhannisyan
Nerses Hovhannisyan



Manuk Mnatsakanyan

Director of Photography

Albert Yavuryan

Production designer

Rafael Babayan

Music by

Arno Babajanyan


Iren Ordukhanyan


Inna Mikayelyan


Azat Gasparyan, Alla Tumanyan

Production company(ies)

Hayfilm Studio

Nerses Hovhannisyan

Born 1938, Yerevan, Armenia. In 1959 Hovhannisyan graduated from the Directing Department of Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatre Institute and since then he worked at Hayfilm Studio. In the period of 1966-67 he was a director-practitioner at the shootings of Yuly Raizman's Your Contemporary.


A Meeting at an Exhibition (1968, short), Attention, It Is Raizman Shooting! (1969, doc.), Watch Out, an Animal! (1969, doc.), Panos the Clumsy (1969), Avetik Isahakyan (1971, doc.), A Meeting with Professor Badalyan (1972, doc.), An Hour Before the Dawn (1973, co-dir.: Erazm Karamyan), A Bride from the North (1975), Cooks Arrived for Competition (1977), The Flight Starts from the Earth (1980), Mechanics of Happiness (1982), Hosted by the Commander (1985), Strange Games (1986).

FILMS 2013