Director: Michal Aviad
Genre: Narrative Feature
Running Time: 1 hr 33 min
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Sponsored by: Judith S. Finkel, Ph.D. – NMAJH Internship Program and Libby Harwitz & Dr. Burton Blender; Lisa D. Kabnick and John H. McFadden; Ruth Perlmutter in memory of Archie Perlmutter
General Admission: $20
Big Nights Pass: $58 (includes admission to the Opening Night Film AND Closing Night Film as well at a 10% discount! For more info, click HERE)
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*Presented by Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber
After landing a promotion at work that would elevate her career to the next level, twenty-something Orna (Liron Ben- Shlush, Next to Her) is elated. As a wife and the primary breadwinner for her family of four, an opportunity like this doesn’t come around too often. However, it isn’t long before Orna realizes that her career advancement has come with a hefty price tag. Her married boss, Benny (Menashe Noy, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem), cannot keep his hands to himself, and his unwanted sexual advances are making life at work unbearable. While her husband struggles to keep his new restaurant afloat, Orna feels increasingly isolated and trapped in her own skin. After a business trip ends in tears, she comes to terms with the fact that she’s got a lot more at stake than her job.
WORKING WOMAN may have grown out of the #MeToo movement, but with Michal Aviad’s fluid direction and Ben-Shlush and Noy’s equally graceful performances, this poignant and captivating Israeli drama has the power to resonate with diverse audiences, and perhaps the swagger to even anger a few too. Either way, we guarantee you’ll be talking about this film long after leaving the theater.
Followed by a post-film reception!
Special Guests: Carrie Rickey, film critic and writer
For Fans of:
- #MeToo movement
- Feminist dramas
- Israeli cinema
- Liron Ben- Shlush
- Menashe Noy
- Michal Aviad
- Time’s Up movement
- Jerusalem Film Festival
- Toronto International Film Festival