JOY is the sequel of the queer-feminist short film Wake Up! It's Yesterday filmed in New York in 2020. The film is a journey through the mind of a 65-year-old working-class lesbian who's addicted to sugar and can't stop thinking about her ex-girlfriend from youth. She lives with her partner—a mannequin that she's built to look exactly like her ex. The tragicomic piece delves deep into moments of intimacy, loneliness, sexuality, joy and the desperate longing to be loved.
This short film is part of the collection of the Public Library of Congress of Argentina, has been exhibited in museums, art galleries, and international film festivals.
Exhibitions and International Film Festivals 2023:
Public Library of Congress of Argentina Film Festival - Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Heat Exhibition at RuptureXIBIT - London, UK.
Braunschweig International Film Festival - Braunschweig, Germany.
QUEERSICHT Queer Film Festival - Bern, Switzerland.
Queer Currents Film Festival - Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Embassy of Argentina presents Orgullo Exhibition - London, UK.
Oslo Fusion International Film Festival - Oslo, Norway.
Mix Copenhagen LGBTQIA+ Film Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mutiny Zine Festival - Austin, Texas, US.
TLVFest Tel Aviv International LGBTQ+ Film Festival at Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Now & Again Printed Magazine - Singapore, Singapore.
Shorts On Tap Film Festival - London, UK.
Narrar El Futuro - Bogotá, Colombia.
Ignite Queer Joy - Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Merced Queer Film Festival - California, US.
Casa Brandon presents: Julieta Tetelbaum's complete filmography - Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Rhizome's Existence as Protest Exhibition - Washington DC, US.
MM Zine Art Magazine - Austin, Texas, US.
Now & Again Magazine Launch - Singapore, Singapore.
Saturn Returns Film Festival - London, UK.
Desire, Bodies & Identities Exhibition by Designathon - Zurich, Switzerland.
Queer Hedonism Art Exhibition by Stoggaf - London, UK.
Balkan Can Kino Film Festival - Athens, Greece.
Written, Directed & Edited by Julieta Tetelbaum
Produced by Genderless Films
Voice-Over: Cindy Keiter
Director of Photography: Julieta Tetelbaum
Sound Design, Mixing, Editing: Sebastián De La Riega
Art Director: Julieta Tetelbaum
Wardrobe: Rosa Epelman
Music Composer: Agustín Uriburu
Music Mixing, Mastering: Sebastián De La Riega
Guitar, Cello, Bass: Agustín Uriburu
Drums: Juan Chiavassa
Music recorded by Juan Soria at Wild Coyote Recordings, New York
Drums recorded by Gustavo Mestre at Estudios de Aire, Santa Fe
Charlie Chaplin Rag Song
Director Assistant: Damián
Colour Grading: Lisandro Eymann
Location Manager: Karen Kinross, Chris McGill & Claire Kleinman
Camera Operator I: Lisandro Eymann
Camera Operator II: Julieta Tetelbaum
Gaffer: Lisandro Eymann
Script Translator Consultant: Elena Beeley Nicolás
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