WORKING WOMAN, an absorbing Israeli drama about a young mother and wife struggling with sexual harassment in the workplace, will open theatrically in NYC March 27 at the IFC Center & Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan, and April 12 in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Royal, Town Center, and Playhouse.
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 longtime feminist filmmaker Michal Aviad.
Longtime feminist filmmaker Michal Aviad has created a provocative and politically charged story that unfolds with layered performances and builds with precision to a surprising ending. Much of the strength of WORKING WOMAN is located in the nuances of the layered story, which paints a complex portrait of the issue and its devastating effect on three entangled characters.