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An eclectic mix of inspiring international cinema2 Title THE THIRD WIFE Short description In 19th-century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon, she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. Image Link to

Working Woman

IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 10

Dir. by Michal Aviad, (female director) Israel  2018. 93 min | Drama

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 is more than a feature that makes compelling drama out of workplace sexual harassment; it’s an excellent work by any standard, a subtle and insightful character-driven drama that will compel anyone who cares about the interplay of personalities on-screen.” – Los Angeles Times

“Without stooping to the uselessness of style, Working Woman makes its points simply by staying with Orna as she proceeds through stages of shock, humiliation, self-loathing, self-censorship, all emotions her husband finds difficult to understand and which the Bennys of the world rely on.” – Boston Globe

“The debate around sexual harassment is one many are having around the world, far beyond hashtags and press releases. Working Woman is a part of that global and cultural conversation, yet it never loses that personal focus of one woman’s experience.”  – rogerebert.com

“Despite its surface-level placidity, the Israeli feature Working Woman unfolds like a psychological thriller — a procedural that, as it tightens its grip, captures how workplace sexual harassment slowly takes over one woman’s life.”  – The New York Times

“This story of workplace abuse and its fallout could just as well take place in New York, Istanbul, Mumbai — or any other city. Orna is Everywoman. Like many other women in her shoes, she emerges scarred, but stronger and wiser.”  – Washington Post

“Both performances are strong; Ms. Ben-Shlush is especially appealing in what might have been a clichéd role. If anything, Working Woman goes out of it’s way to play fair by making Orna insufficiently self-protective. All the same, she’s an innocent on the way to becoming a victim in an understated polemic that becomes an affecting drama.”  – Wall Street Journal

IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 10

VICTORIA

Palace Balwyn

Palace Kino, Melbourne

Cinema Nova, Carlton

Classic Cinema, Elsternwick

Lido Cinema, Hawthorn

Pivotonian Cinema, Geelong

Thornbury Picture House

NSW

Palace Central, Sydney

The Ritz, Randwick

Palace Byron Bay

Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah

Starcourt Theatre, Lismore

Majestic Cinema Nambour

Majestic Cinema Sawtell

Mt Vic Flicks

WA

Luna Cinema Leederville

Orana Cinemas: Albany, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Busselton.

QLD

Palace Barracks

Palace James St

SA

Palace Nova

ACT

Dendy Cinema Canberra

TASMANIA

The State Cinema, Hobart

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