Hard On

A film by

Sweden | 20' | 01/2019 | experimental fiction

Secretly she is filming everything.
In a surreal apartment a cougar, a guest, a child and promises of a dog if the child plays along.

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Joanna Rytel

Biography

Joanna Rytel graduated in 2004 from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She has developed a complex artistry, which always points out our times most poignant issues of gender, power and identity. She approaches these issues with great integrity, putting the personal at stake, making her form of address accessible to those outside the usual art and film worlds. Considering how loaded these topics are, one might guess that Rytel would handle them with political correctness. Far from it. The politically correct answers are left out and the reaction becomes stronger when viewers are deprived of their passive role and become a part of the answer.

Filmography

  • Animalperformance (2002)
  • Then I’ll Take Your Cat (2002)
  • A Film Inwards (2003)
  • To Think Thing You Don’t Want To (2005)
  • Unplay (2009)
  • Flasher Girl On Tour (2010)
  • Gang Bang Barbie (2010)
  • You And Me (2011)
  • The Seal (2011)
  • Me Seal, Baby (2013)
  • Once Upon A Time There Was An Unfaithful Mommy (2013)
  • On Top Of Your Gaze (2013)
  • Cats Can Swim (2016)
  • Moms On Fire (2016)
  • Stay Ups (2017)
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Crew

Director: Joanna Rytel
Producer: Joanna Rytel, Helene Granqvist
Screenplay: Joanna Rytel
Cinematography: Lisabi Fridell
Editor: Joanna Rytel
Music: Saralunden och Easter
Cast: Rosie Alm, Karin Drake, Elektra Hedin, Adrian Popesco, Seamus O’Donnel

Festivals

  • Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden (25 January – 4 February, 2019)
    Swedish Shorts
  • American Documentary Film Festival, United States (29 March – 4 April, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (3 – 7 April, 2019)
    European Competition Won: European Film Award Nomination
  • cellu l’art Short Film Festival, Germany (23 – 28 April, 2019)
    Out-of-competition: Kinky Shorts
  • Indielisboa, Portugal (2 – 12 May, 2019)
    Silvestre
  • VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria (28 May – 2 June, 2019)
    Fiction & Documentary Competition
  • Wiz-Art Lviv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (19 – 25 August, 2019)
    Competition
  • Encounters Film Festival, United Kingdom (24 – 29 September, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Film Festival Cologne, Germany (10 – 17 October, 2019)
    Short Film Program curated by KFFK
  • Intimate Film Festival, Greece (18 – 20 October, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (21 – 27 October, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Porn Film Festival Berlin, Germany (22 – 27 October, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Spain (8 – 15 November, 2019)
    Out of Competition: Sexy Shorts
  • Verín International Short Film Festival, Spain (30 November – 8 December, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (4 – 8 December, 2019)
    On the Edge

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