(orig. ALEGRÍA)

  • JOY

German PremiereArgentina 2023Language:EnglishSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Julieta Tetelbaum12 min, Colour

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.