Moms On Fire


An ordinary neighbourhood in an ordinary town. Two women sit on a sofa and scratch their pregnant bellies. Four days till the due date. The situation is as unbearable as it is unavoidable. It’s simply intolerable. Masturbation isn’t an option, the clitoris can’t even be reached, and the boyfriend is absent, but he’s boring anyway. The only advantage in having another child is that one no longer has to play with the first one. Artist and filmmaker Joanna Rytel uses claymation to candidly address questions and situations that usually go unnoticed.


  • Runtime

    12 min
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  • Director

    Joanna Rytel
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  • Production Company

    Altofilm AB
  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

    Short Film

Biography Joanna Rytel

Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1974, she studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Her films focus on controversial topics such as honour, racism, feminism, relationships between people and animals, taboos and sexuality in the public sphere, abortion and porn. In 2010 Joanna Rytel screened her film UNPLAY in the Berlinale Shorts section.

Filmography Joanna Rytel

2002 Animalperformance | 2002 Then I'll take your cat | 2003 A film inwards | 2005 To think thing you don't want to | 2009 Unplay | 2010 Gang Bang Barbie | 2010 Flasher Girl On Tour | 2011 The seal | 2011 You and Me | 2013 Me seal, baby | 2013 On top of your gaze | 2013 Once upon a time there was an unfaithful mommy