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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 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

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

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