The Feeling That
the Time for Doing
Something Has Passed

directed by Joanna Arnow
Preview Screening
USA | 2023 | 87 mins
Feature Film


A 30-something Jewish woman in New York practises the art of submission in the bedroom, and also navigates power dynamics in other facets of her life from work to family.

As the leading actor, screenwriter, director and editor of this autofiction made on a shoestring budget, Joanna Arnow puts herself out there, conjuring a character with few onscreen equivalents: a woman who is snarky and passionate, cold and loving, jaded and still figuring it out.


Director: Joanna Arnow
Screenplay: Joanna Arnow
Photography: Barton Cortright
Sound: Maxwell diPaolo, Matt Liebowitz, Edwin Diagon
Production design: Grace Sloan
Editing: Joanna Arnow
Music: Robinson Senpauroca

Screening schedule

Friday 30 June 20:00
fsk Kino
Segitzdamm 2
10969 Berlin




Feature Film

Festivals and Awards

Director’s Fortnight Cannes 2023

About the Director

Joanna Arnow is a director, writer, actor based in Brooklyn, New York. Joanna’s films include Bad at Dancing which won the Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize, Laying Out and personal documentary I Hate Myself :). Her works have been screened at festivals including Rotterdam, Hong Kong and New York. She is currently developing her second feature film.