Working Woman

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Mon, Apr 8, 2019 4:50 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Wed, Apr 10, 2019 9:35 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Isha Ovedet
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Spotlight: Disruption
Tags:Drama
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Jewish
Middle East
Family Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:93 min
Country/Region:Israel
Language:Hebrew
Print Source:Zeitgeist Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/312201196
Cast/Crew
Director:Michal Aviad
Producer:Amir Harel
Ayelet Kait
Cinematographer:Daniel Miller
Screenwriter:Sharon Azulay Eyal
Michal Vinik
Michal Aviad
Editor:Nili Feller
Principal Cast:Liron Ben Shlush
Menashe Noy
Oshri Cohen
Irit Sheleg
Dorit Lev-Ari
Gilles Ben-David
Corinne Hayat
Filmography:Invisible (2011)

Description

This riveting drama about workplace sexual harassment is perfectly timed for today's #MeToo moment. It centers on Orna, a young Israeli mother of three whose successes on the job are accompanied by increasingly overt advances by her boss, a luxury real estate developer not used to hearing the word "no." Orna's chef husband is preoccupied with his struggling restaurant and has limited capacity for sympathy. Who can she tell? Perceptive and empathetic, Working Woman offers a layered narrative and complex, humane portraits of all three main characters. Director-writer Michal Aviad has been a feminist, political filmmaker since the outset of her career and is widely acclaimed for her portraits of Israeli society seen through the prism of gender. Orna's struggle, in particular the little indignities that she decides to let pass without rocking the boat, will strike universal sparks of recognition in viewers all over the world.

Director Biography

Michal Aviad made her feature debut with the film Acting Our Age in 1987. Since then, she has built an extensive filmography of documentaries and narrative features that tackle both political and social topics, including women's rights and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Press

"Finely-drawn characters and the kind of grey-area scenario that may be uncomfortably familiar to many women make this a thought-provoking addition to the post #metoo conversation." - Screen International


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