Moms on Fire
Joanna Rytel
Sweden 2016, DCP, color, 12 min., OV w/English ST

Teddy Award „Bester Kurzfilm“ – Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin 2016

An ordinary neighborhood 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.

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 honor, 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: Animalperformance – Then I'll Take Your Cat (2002), A Film Inwards (2003), To Think Things You Don't Want To (2005), Unplay (2009), Flasher Girl on Tour, Gang Bang Barbie (2010), The Seal, You and Me (2011), Me Seal, Baby on Top of Your Gaze, Once Upon a Time There Was an Unfaithful Mommy (2013), Moms on Fire (2016).

06/11 4:00 PM / Metro Kino Historischer Saal

Joanna Rytel

Written by: Joanna Rytel.
Edited by: Alberto Herskovits.
Sound: Hugo Lundgren.
Puppet Design: Tim Maarse.
Animation: Tim Maarse, Mikael Lindbom.
Music: Sara Lundén.
Co-Produced by: Ami Ekström.