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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 be opening in theaters in Spring 2019. It is currently available for booking.

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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.

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.

“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
Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival Henderson NV January 26, 2019
Wesleyan University / Center for Jewish Studies Middletown CT January 30, 2018
San Diego Jewish Film Festival La Jolla CA February 8-11, 2019
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Atlanta GA Feb 8-24, 2019
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA February 16-17, 2019
Kenworthy Performing Arts Center Moscow ID February 19, 2019
Louisville Jewish Film Festival Louisville KY Feb 23, 2019
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival Charlotte NC February 23, 2019
David Posnack JCC-FL Davie FL February 26, 2019
Athena Film Festival New York NY February 28-March 3, 2019
Cornell Cinema Ithaca NY March 7-10, 2019
East Bay International Jewish Film Festival Oakland CA March 9-10, 2019
JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival Northbrook IL March 9-17, 2019
Hartford Jewish Film Festival West Hartford CT March 14, 2019
Beth Tikvah of Naples Naples FL March 17-24, 2019
CMU International Film Festival Pittsburgh PA March 21-24, 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!
Seattle Jewish Film Festival Mercer Island WA March 28, 2019
Westchester Jewish Film Festival Pleasantville NY April 1-17, 2019
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston TX April 4, 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
Washington Jewish Film Festival Washington DC May 9-16, 2019
E Street Cinema Washington DC 5/17-24 One Week Only!
UJA-JCC Greenwich Greenwich CT June 12, 2019
Grail Moviehouse Asheville NC June 16, 2019