Director: The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed


Ann, a morose New Yorker in her 30s, feels stuck in all areas of her life. To her dismay, the years have gone by quickly in her long-term casual BDSM relationship, low-level corporate job, and quarrelsome Jewish family. The seasons pass and with comic futility, Ann wrestles with her relationships, sexual desires and self. As her sense of alienation increases, Ann comes to realize that she wants more from her relationships in this self-deprecating auto-fictional comedy.


Joanna Arnow is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn; her hometown. This year, her fiction feature debut The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed screened at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, TIFF and New York Film Festival. This feature further develops the self-deprecating personal humor Joanna explored in her feature documentary i hate myself 🙂 and first fiction short Bad at Dancing, which won the Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize. As writer, director, editor and actor in her fiction shorts and feature, Joanna enjoys all parts of the process.