Working Woman

Life at work becomes unbearable for Orna. Her boss appreciates and promotes her, while making inappropriate advances. 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.

Director: Michal Aviad
Country: Israel
Genre: Drama
Year: 2018

Director - Michal Aviad

Michal Aviad is a director, script writer and producer born in Jerusalem and studied literature, philosophy and cinema after graduating high school. In 1984, she received a Master of Film from San Francisco State University. During the 1980s she lived in San Francisco, where she started making films, and since returning to Israel in 1991, she has continued to write, direct and produce award-winning documentaries. Aviad’s films examine the complex relationships between women’s issues and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, militarism, and ethnicity. Working Woman is her second fiction feature film, her first fiction feature film Invisible having premiered in 2011. In November 2019, Aviad was rewarded one of Israel’s most prestigious awards, the Landau Award for Arts and Sciences, endowed by Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts, which cited her as "one of the most important directors in the history of Israeli cinema." In addition to continuing to make films, Aviad is also a faculty member at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television where she works as a senior lecturer at the Department of Cinema and Television.

SPONSORS

RVK Feminist Film Festival