Sci-Fi/Drama | 15 min | Norway

Director/writer: Jade Hærem Aksnes

Happiness is scarce, and must be monitored. Each citizen is given a monthly ration of joy, intravenously - excessive use is punished. 

Production company: Zarepta Film Production AS

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Official selection at 12 film festivals worldwide, including the BAFTA-qualifying Encounters Short Film Festival (UK) and the renowned Trieste Science+Fiction Festival (Italy).

Winner of the bronze medal at Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (USA), hosted by the Museum of Pop Culture.

"[...] this collection of sci-fi shorts offer unique and sometimes unsettling depictions of what’s to come. The screening on Friday concludes with the particularly disturbing The Restrictor by Jade Hærem Aksnes, where happiness is rationed and those whooveruse face the consequences…“

- Encounters Short Film Festival