Working Woman

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    Working Woman

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    93 min

    • Hebrew


    Contemporary World Cinema - Toronto IFF

    Orna is an ordinary woman living a happy life with a husband and three children. But her family becomes financially unstable, and she has to look for a steady job. When she finally gets a job at a real state agency, everything seems to go back to normal. But things turn out the way that she would never have imagined. Her boss appreciates and promotes her, while making inappropriate advances, and it drives her to the point where life at work becomes unbearable. To make things worse, her husband struggles to keep his new restaurant afloat, and Orna becomes the main breadwinner for their three children. When her world is finally shattered, she must pull herself together to fight, in her own way, for her job and a sense of self-worth. Hardworking, talented and ambitious, Orna faces increasing sexual harassment at work, which soon affects her entire life, and she has to make a critical decision not just for her but for her entire family.



    Liron Ben Shlush
    Menashe Noy
    Oshri Cohen
    Sharon Azulay Eyal
    Michal Vinik
    Michal Aviad
    Daniel Miller
    Nili Feller


    Aviad and his co-writers manage a resolution that is satisfying without stretching credibility, or taking the film into revenge-fantasy schematics.

    Dennis Harvey, Variety

    A kitchen-sink slice-of-life story that relies mostly on small, character-based events to propel the thin narrative forward...

    David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews

    Michal Aviad

    Michal Aviad


    Born in Jerusalem in 1955 to an Italian mother and an Hungarian father. Having studied literature, philosophy and film, she lived in San Francisco during the 1980s where she began making films before returning to Israel in 1991. She has since made numerous documen- taries which have won awards at inter- national film festivals, such as the 1992 work about the Intifada THE WOMEN NEXT DOOR, which screened in the Forum section of the Berlinale in 1992, as well as films focussing on women, children and immigrants in Israel. LO ROIM ALAICH is her first feature film.

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