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Film Info
  • Year: 2018
  • Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
  • Origin: Israel
  • Runtime: 93 mins
  • Color
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Subtitles: English

Orna, (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny (Menashe Noy) who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss. Her rapid rise through the ranks and her increasing financial success seem to parallel a pattern of predatory behavior which ultimately brings her career and marital relationship to the brink. This timely and devastating story is expertly told by long time feminist filmmaker Michal Aviad.

WORKING WOMAN will open in theaters on March 27, 2019. 

A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.

Trailers (DCP and Quicktime), stills and a hi-res jpeg of the poster can be downloaded from our Dropbox.

Michal Aviad

An acclaimed and award winning documentary and narrative filmmaker, Michal Aviad was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She studied literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and began making films in San Francisco in the 1980s. Since returning to Israel in 1991, she has continued to write, direct and produce films. Aviad is a senior faculty member at Tel Aviv University's Tisch School of Cinema. Her critically acclaimed films include Acting Our Age (1987), Jenny and Jenny (1997), Invisible (2011), and Dimona Twist (2016).

After many award-winning documentary films, her first fiction film, Invisible, won the Ecumenical Prize at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama section), Best Israeli Film and Best Actress at the 2011 Haifa Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the 2012 Creteil Women Film Festival in France. Invisible was released theatrically in Israel and France, and was chosen by MoMA for a limited release in New York. Working Woman is her second fiction film.

Cast

Orna Liron Ben Shlush

Benny Menashe Noy

Ofer Oshri Cohen

Leah, Orna's mother Irit Sheleg

Sari, Benny's wife Dorit Lev-Ari

Mr. Benayoun Gilles Ben-David

Mrs. Benayoun Corinne Hayat


Director Michal Aviad

Writers Sharon Azulay Eyal, Michal Vinik, Michal Aviad

Production Company Lama Films

Producers Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait

Cinematographer Daniel Miller

Editor Nili Feller

Art Director Eyal Elhadad

Sound Designer Aviv Aldema

“TIMELY AND POWERFUL.... The latest from Israeli director Aviad arrives at just the right cultural moment, being an insightful drama about sexual harassment in the workplace, and the power dynamics that trap women in an office with their abusers.... Ben-Shlush is riveting as a competent, capable woman coming apart under the constant, smothering stress of a situation she never thought she’d experience.” – Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine
“This tightly-focused workplace drama could hardly be more timely... 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.” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

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Playdates

Venue City State Date
Beth Tikvah of Naples Naples FL March 17-24, 2019
CMU International Film Festival Pittsburgh PA March 21-24, 2019
Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival Tampa FL March 23, 2019
Buffalo Jewish Film Festival Buffalo NY March 24-25, 2019
Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan New York NY March 26-29, 2019
IFC Center New York City NY OPENS March 27!
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington NY March 28, 2019
Seattle Jewish Film Festival Mercer Island WA March 28, 2019
Jewish Council of North Central Florida Gainesville FL March 30, 2019
Westchester Jewish Film Festival Pleasantville NY April 1-17, 2019
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston TX April 4, 2019
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe Santa Fe NM April 5-11, 2019
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Minneapolis MN April 8-10, 2019
Denver Film Society Denver CO April 9-14, 2019
Redlands Art Association Redlands CA April 10-11, 2019
Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Manchester NH April 11, 2019
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles CA OPENS APRIL 12!
Laemmle Town Center 5 Encino CA April 12-18, 2019
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena CA Apr 12-18, 2019
Monadnock Int'l Film Festival Keene NH April 26 - 28, 2019
Jewish Community Center of the North Shore Marblehead MA 5/1 and 5/6 only
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Toronto May 2-12, 2019
Washington Jewish Film Festival Washington DC May 9-16, 2019
Kendall Square Cambridge MA 5/10-16 One Week Only!
Landmark Minneapolis Minneapolis MN May 10-16 Exact Theater TBD
Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg Film Festival Harrisburg PA May 13-14, 2019
Montreal Israeli Film Festival Montreal 5/28 and 6/2 only
St. Louis Jewish Film Festival St. Louis MO June 3, 2019
UJA-JCC Greenwich Greenwich CT June 12, 2019
Grail Moviehouse Asheville NC June 16, 2019
Dayton Jewish Film Festival Dayton OH June 20 only!