In 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.
Working Woman at it’s World Premiere at the 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival, International Premiere 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Liron Ben Shlush, Menashe Noy, and Oshri Cohen, it was produced by Lama Films, Amir Harel and Ayelet Kait. and written by Sharon Azulay Eyal, Michal Vinik, and Michal Aviad
During the Toronto International Film Festival, director and co-writer Michal Aviad spoke with journalist and film critic, Carolyn Hinds about Working Woman and it’s messages about feminism, and women finding themselves through struggle.
Michal Aviad, Co-writer / Director
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 1980’s. 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 (87), Jenny and Jenny (97), Invisible (11), and Dimona Twist (16).
After many award-winning documentary films, Michal Aviad’s first fiction INVISIBLE (90-min) 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 the MOMA choice for a limited release in NYC. WORKING WOMAN is her second fiction film.
Carolyn is a Freelance Film Critic, Journalist, and Podcaster – and avid live tweeter. Member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), her published work can be found on But Why Tho, The Beat, Observer, and many other sites. As a critic, she believes her personal experiences and outlook on life, give readers and listeners a different perspective they can appreciate.