dir. Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira / Sweden / 2018 / 18 min.
Director: Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira
Screenplay: Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira
Cinematography: Josephine Owe
Editing: Therese Elfström
Sound: Ellinor Nilsson
Music: Maya Lourenco
Producers: Dea Saračević
Production: Bad Land in co-production with SVT in collaboration with Chimney and support from the Swedish Film Institute
World sales: Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg (world except Sweden), Bad Land (Sweden)
The film is screened together with "Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl".
JUCK (literally HUMP) is an all female dance group who made a name for themselves in 2013 with a video that became a viral hit all over the world. Their groundbreaking appearance pushed the boundaries for how we are used to seeing the female body. Since then they have “humped” all over the world. A film that swings between documentary, dance and fiction asks the question “What is femininity?”.
Special thanks to the Short Waves Festival for their support.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Berlinale (Special Prize of the Generation 14plus Jury), Filmfest Dresden (Award for GenderEquality), Aspen Shortfest (Special Documentary Mention), Seattle International Film Festival (Best Documentary Short Film Jury Prize), Go Shorts (Special Mention), Galway Film Fleadh (Best International Short Documentary), Encounters (Special Mention for the Teen Jury Award), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Best International Short Film), REGARD, Athena Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Short Waves Festival, Film Fest Gent, Outfest, Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund / Cologne, Tempo Documentary Festival
Olivia Kastebring is a Stockholm based director, specialized in documentaries and in collective collaborations. She seeks to re-write the role of women in history to create a greater diversity of female representations. The documentary “Silvana” (2017) is her feature debut.
Julia Gumpert is an actress specialized in physical expression. She is both a creator and a performer who built her experience from movies and performing arts. She aims to contribute by offering stories that empower equality and solidarity.
Ulrika Bandeira is a Swedish producer and creator of cultural events within the field of film and performing arts. “JUCK“ is her first film.