WORKING WOMAN | Presented by the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
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.