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Southeast US Premiere

Working Woman

Directed by Michal Aviad

Israel | 93 minutes | 2018

Hebrew with English subtitles

While her husband struggles to keep his restaurant in business, a mother of three lands a job as an assistant to a powerful, but sexually harassing realtor and brings herself to fight back, in this absorbing drama. After landing a promotion at work that would elevate her career to the next level, twenty-something Orna (Liron Ben-Shlush, MJFF 2012 film Maya) 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 she’s ensnared in a Faustian pact. With every professional triumph, Orna is forced to contend with another, more aggressive come-on. Her married boss, Benny (Menashe Noy, MJFF 2015 film Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem), cannot keep his hands to himself, and his unwanted sexual advances are making life at work unbearable. 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 it remains a cautionary tale of our times.

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Michal Aviad was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She studied literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University and film at San Francisco State University. Working Woman is Michal’s eleventh feature film.
Foreign Title Isha Ovedet
Director Michal Aviad
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2018
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Southeast US Premiere
Runtime 93 minutes
Principal Cast Liron Ben-Shlush, Oshri Cohen, Sarah Markowitz, Menashe Noy
Sponsor(s)

Tammy & Gil Aronson

Award(s)

Official Selection of the Toronto Film International Festival

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