Everyone has his/her own different space and world. What is the world of Joy, a 15-year-old adolescent girl, like? One late evening, Joy takes a bus downtown looking for fun. Drinking with her friends, shoplifting, and having sex - this is the world of Joy. But is she happy when the world is filled with nervous laughter, groundless anger, and unmanageable isolation?
The film shows the daily life of a teenaged girl wandering around for things to do at a sensational and hedonistic shopping mall. The texts inserted into the images inform Joy’s split inner side and portrays her isolated world. After a teenaged girl’s pleasure and anxiety intersect in various spaces the film poses a final question: where do fallen angels go? (Park Hyun-Sun)
Cate ShortlandCate Shortland
Born in 1968, Cate Shortland graduated from the University of Sydney with a B.A. in film theory and fine arts. Her film, Pentuphouse(1998), fully funded by the Australian Film Commission, has been screened at Berlin, Tampere and Oberhausen film festivals. Her film, Flowergirl(1999) won the best film award at the 1999 Women on Women International Film Festival.