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Moms On Fire

12 min.
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Altofilm AB
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Berlinale Category:
Short Film

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.

BIOGRAFIE 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.

FILMOGRAFIE Joanna Rytel (selection)

2016 Moms On Fire  2013 Me seal, baby  2013 Once upon a time there was an unfaithful mommy  2013 On top of your gaze  2011 You and Me  2011 The seal  2010 Flasher Girl On Tour  2010 Gang Bang Barbie  2009 Unplay  2005 To think thing you don't want to  2003 A film inwards  2002 Then I'll take your cat  2002 Animalperformance 

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