Afternoon Delight

Jill Soloway, USA 2013, 105’

Thirty-something Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) lives in an upscale L.A. neighborhood and spends her days meeting other privileged mothers and wives to the exclusion of any other world. Bored with her sex life, she lets friends drag her to a club where an encounter with stripper McKenna (Juno Temple) turns her life upside down. Soloway perfectly depicts a modern mésalliance in a Los Angeles that is adept at entrenching social divisions. She avoids the overused confines of marriage or even male-female relationships, using instead the context of a calculated liaison between a sex worker and a wealthy wife. In the neighborhood of Silver Lake McKenna is like an exotic toy, a domestic pet Rachel can play with to forget her enfolding boredom.


2013 Sundance Film Festival - Nagroda za reżyserię (fabularny film amerykański) / Directing Award (USA, Drama)

Jill Soloway

Jill Soloway is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, director and producer hailing originally from Chicago. Soloway worked on some of the most popular American television series, including Six Feet Under, Grey’s Anatomy, and United States of Tara. She supports feminist causes and is a co-founder of East Side Jews, an organization that works to increase interest in Judaism among the young generation. 

Selected filmography

2013 Popołudniowa igraszka / Afternoon Delight    

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director Jill Soloway
screenplay Jill Soloway
cinematography Jim Frohna
editing Catherine Haight
music Craig Wedren
cast Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch
producer Jen Chaiken, Sebastian Dungan
production 72 Productions, Gamechanger, Rincon Entertainment, Whitewater Films, Echo Lake Entertainment
sales Premiere Entertainment Group
language English
coloration colour
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