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Her Job | Greek Film Festival

  • Ottawa Art Gallery 10 Daly Ave Ottawa (map)

Friday/vendredi June 28 juin, 20:40


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Nikos Labôt, 2018 | 89 minutes

Panayiota gets for the first time a job as a cleaner in an attempt to support her family. While at her work environment she faces a ruthless system of exploitation, she regards her humble labour to be fulfilling and regards this time as the happiest period of her life. But this is not to last for long as the first layoffs are to arrive soon. What will she do? “A well-observed study of a woman’s unlikely liberation. The socioeconomic turmoil of contemporary Greece is distilled into the simple yet effective story of one woman who finds gainful employment as a professional cleaner in Her Job, which marks a promising feature debut for writer-director Nikos Labôt. Bolstered by star Marisha Triantafyllidou’s subtly touching turn and told in a straightforward, realistic manner that at times recalls the Dardenne brothers, the film reveals how one of the most basic and least valued vocations can still mean the world for someone struggling to support a family and, even more so, to find a sense of self-worth.” Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter.