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Joy

2023/11'/35mm 4K/Fiction/London

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 autistic 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 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 + International Film Festivals + Publications 2023:

  • Pedro Almodóvar + Julieta Tetelbaum at Public Library of Congress of Argentina - Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Screening at the BFI. Oska Bright Film Festival - London, UK.

  • One month Exhibition at Passaic County Arts Center at the John Rea House - NJ, US.

  • One month Exhibition at Purple Window Gallery - Chicago, US.

  • Mix Copenhagen LGBTQIA+ Film Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Solo Show: Complete filmography at Casa Brandon - Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Braunschweig International Film Festival - Braunschweig, Germany.

  • Oslo Fusion International Film Festival - Oslo, Norway.

  • Stockholm Fringe Festival - Stockholm, Sweden.

  • QUEERSICHT Queer Film Festival - Bern, Switzerland.

  • TLVFest Tel Aviv International LGBTQ+ Film Festival at Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • Positively Different Short Film Festival - Athens, Greece.

  • Queer Currents Film Festival - Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Embassy of Argentina presents Orgullo Exhibition - London, UK.

  • Mutiny Zine Festival - Austin, Texas, US.

  • Geelong Pride Film Festival - South Geelong, Australia.

  • Desire, Bodies & Identities Exhibition by Designathon - Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Pink Life QueerFest - Ankara, Turkey.

  • Now & Again Printed Magazine - Singapore, Singapore.

  • Shorts On Tap Film Festival - London, UK.

  • Narrar El Futuro - Bogotá, Colombia.

  • Balkan Can Kino Film Festival - Athens, Greece.

  • Ignite Queer Joy - Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Merced Queer Film Festival - California, US.

  • Heat Exhibition at RuptureXIBIT - London, UK.

  • Muma Film Festival - Chubut, Argentina.

  • Rhizome's Existence as Protest Exhibition - Washington DC, US.

  • MM Zine Art Magazine - Austin, Texas, US.

  • Sardinia Queer Film Expo - Sardinia, Italy.

  • Exhibition Manifesto Violent Bodies - London, UK.

  • Now & Again Magazine Launch - Singapore, Singapore.

  • Leeds Queer Film Festival - Leeds, UK.

  • Saturn Returns Film Festival - London, UK. 

  • Apricity Press Anual Issue *9 - Worldwide.

  • Little Scuzzy Film Fest - Illinois, US.

  • Queer Hedonism Art Exhibition by Stoggaf - London, UK. 

  • Vierte Welle Film Festival - Berlin, Germany.

  • Nasty Gallery - London, UK.

  • Norwich Queer International Film Festival - Norwich, UK.

  • Screener Short Films - London, UK.

  • Queerfest Norwich - Norwich, UK.

Written, Directed & Edited by Julieta Tetelbaum

Produced by Genderless Films

Cast: Cindy Keiter & Luciana Grasso

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

Copyright © 2023 by Julieta Tetelbaum. All rights reserved.

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