Finding Hygge


Sequoia 2 Fri, May 4, 2018 7:00 PM
Rafael 3 Sat, May 5, 2018 3:30 PM
Film Info
Running Time:93 min.
Director:Rocky Walls
Producer:Rocky Walls
Zach Downs
Grant Michael
Cinematographer:Joseph Frank
Editor:Zeph Vaughn
Cast:Meik Wiking
Garrey Dawson
Frans van der Woude
Dayna Robbie
Signe Wenneberg
Nic Marks
Print Source:Rocky Walls
Braden Worrell
Note Writer:Lorraine Hess


Stressed out? Try a little Danish hygge. What is it? How can you find it? Do you need it? And how on earth do you pronounce it? These are some of the questions raised in this delightful, heartwarming film. Ranked second in the 2017 World Happiness Report, Denmark seems to have some secret sauce when it comes to overall cheerfulness, but hygge is not just a trendy word for cozy furnishings and friendly gatherings. The filmmakers, inspired by differences between American and Danish lifestyles, crave to discover more. Amidst beautifully shot natural landscapes and immaculate surroundings, a wide range of Danes share their very personal views about the meaning of hygge. The cast of wonderfully sane characters are funny, surprising and often deeply philosophical. Can hygge give frazzled Americans a shot of oxygen? The uplifting moral of the story is that hygge may just be in us all.

Copenhagen Film Festival 2018—Best Documentary Feature

IN PERSON: Director Rocky Walls, Producer Grant Michael

Additional Information

Rocky Walls makes his directorial debut with the documentary feature film Finding Hygge. The co-founder of 12 Stars Media, a video production company focused on telling stories that help make the world a better place, Walls led his team on a mission to discover what role hygge plays in making Denmark one of the happiest countries on the planet. He and his wife Jessica live in Fishers, Indiana, with their three sons.