The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed

Sexual submission, dull workdays, and a quarrelsome Jewish family are just some of the elements in this sex dramedy from the young, promising New York filmmaker Joanna Arnow.

Ann is a young Jewish woman in her thirties. Her job is dull, everyday life is mundane, and her nine-year relationship as the plaything of the sexually dominant and much older Allen has lost its spark. She wanders aimlessly through the streets of New York in search of something that can reignite the fire within her.

The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed is a dramedy that doesn't shy away from explicit images or themes, and will therefore not suit everyone. The film consists of a series of short vignettes with static camera use that explore everything from sexual submission to life as a faceless minion in a large corporate machine.

Joanna Arnow takes on the lead role, writing, and direction in her feature film debut. Arnow's style is reminiscent of Girls creator Lena Dunham's works, but Arnow's distinctive approach with short clips and deadpan humor sets it apart. Despite the film delving into many taboo subjects, it never feels overwhelming or malicious, and its biting humor is never sacrificed for brutality.


Joanna Arnow is an actress and filmmaker from Brooklyn. She has released several critically acclaimed short films and won the Silver Bear in Berlin for Best Short Film for Bad at Dancing. The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed is her debut feature film.


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2015 Bad at Dancing (short)
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