Orna (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant.
This film will be preceded by the short film, Division Ave
To help support her family, Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny, 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 Viad.
Post-screening talk back led by DU film scholar and DJFF Film Selection Committee member Diane Waldman!
- Winner, Ophir Award for Best Actress
About the film
- Drama/#MeToo/Israeli Society
- Director: Michal Aviad
- 2018/Israel/93 minutes
- Hebrew with English subtitles
About Division Ave
A few days before Passover, Fernanda, a young Mexican woman, is hired by a Brooklyn cleaning agency to work in the local Jewish Hasidic community. Despite a prolonged wait for her payment, Fernanda continues to faithfully show up for work each day at her employer’s house. An unexpected connection between the two leads to a fight for justice against the cleaning agency at fault bridging the gaps between their very different worlds.
- Rocky Mountain Premiere
About the film
- Director: Tamar Glezerman
- 2019/USA/14 minutes
- Drama/Friendship/Social Justice
- English, Spanish, Yiddish with English subtitles
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