Working Woman (Isha Ovedet)


Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 7, 2018 6:00 PM
Century Larkspur Mon, Oct 8, 2018 8:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:93 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Michal Aviad
Producer:Amir Harel
Ayelet Kait
Screenwriter:Sharon Azulay Eyal
Michal Vinik
Michal Aviad
Cinematographer:Daniel Miller
Editor:Nili Feller
Cast:Liron Ben Shlush
Menashe Noy
Oshri Cohen
Print Source:M-Appeal
Note Writer:Lucy Laird


A young mother reentering the workforce discovers she must navigate more than a new career in this searing portrait of sexual harassment. Orna (the fiercely compelling Liron Ben Shlush) lands a plum job in real estate and, under the tutelage of charismatic, predatory CEO Benny (Menashe Noy), quickly climbs from executive assistant to sales manager of luxury apartments. With her innate capacity to seal a deal, she is destined for sky-high commissions, and with three children, her family could use the economic boost. As Orna’s confidence and experience grow, so does her discomfort. Does she have actual talent? Are the late hours necessary or does Benny simply want her under his thumb? Orna gamely keeps working for him, summoning all her wiles to rediscover her self-worth. With this, her 10th film and second narrative feature, director Michal Aviad once more casts her insightful gaze on a woman’s life within Israel’s patriarchal society.

Expected Guest: Director Michal Aviad (All Screenings)

Sponsored By:

In association with American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Additional Information

Michal Aviad was born in Israel. During the 1980s she lived in San Francisco, where she started making films. 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 films include The Women Next Door (1992), Ever Shot Anyone? (1995), Jenny & Jenny (1997), Ramleh (2001), For My Children (2002), Invisible (2011), The Women Pioneers (2013), Dimona Twist (2016), and Working Woman (2018).