Happy birthday is Armine’s first short exercise shot on film. The obligo of this film was to tell a story in very few words, so the writer-director used dance as a cinematic language. Dance transcodes the ambiguity of Ana and Teo’s story.
On her birthday, Ana decides to introduce her intellectual disabled sister, Teo, to her classmates at dance class. During the class, the anguish between classmates become more and more visible. The envy, the unrequited love or the unspoken love, the fear of expressing through words of movements become an avalanche of discomfort for Teo who tries to be calm by playing with a mouse toy.