Hard On

Sweden

Synopsis

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.

Director's 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 time's 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.

Filmography:
2017 - STAY UPS
2016 - MOMS ON FIRE
2016 - CATS CAN SWIM
2013 - ON TOP OF YOUR GAZE
2013 - ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS AN UNFAITHFUL MOMMY
2013 - ME SEAL, BABY
2011 - THE SEAL
2011 - YOU AND ME
2010 - GANG BANG
2010 - FLASHER GIRL ON TOUR
2009 - UNPLAY
2005 - TO THINK THING YOU DON'T WANT TO
2003 - A FILM INWARDS
2002 - THEN I'LL TAKE YOUR CAT
2002 - ANIMALPERFORMANCE

Interview

How long did it take to make your short?
1,5 years.

Was it difficult to get financing?
Yes, getting reasonable funding was difficult.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
I don't know.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?
LIQUID SKY

What is your next project?
A play about a triangle drama with an ex-wife and her child rearing.
She lives her life only for children and destroys the lives of others by forcing them to do the same.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Joanna Rytel

Written by: Joanna Rytel

Produced by: Joanna Rytel, Helene Granqvist

Cinematography: Lisabi Fridell

Editing: Joanna Rytel

Production Design: Joanna Rytel, Björn Kjelltoft

Costume Design: Joanna Rytel

Original Score: Easter , Saralunden

Sound: Manne Kjellander

Animation: Amelie Bjurenhed

Main Cast: Rosie Alm (Cougar/mother), Joanna Rytel (voice of Cougar/mother), Karin Drake (young guy), Adrian Popescu (voice of young guy), Elektra Hedin (child), Seamus O’Donnell (voice of old guy)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2019