GREECE, FRANCE, SERBIA

HER JOB Η δουλειά της

2018 – DCP – colore – 89’

 

Direction: Nikos Labôt

Screenplay: Katerian Klitsioti, Nikos Labôt

Cinematography: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos

Editing: Dounia Sichov

Set design: Dafni Koutra

Music: Onno

Costumes: Vasileia Rozana

Cast: Marisha Triantafyllidou, Dimitris Imellos, Maria Filini, Eleni Karagiorgi, Danai Primali, Dimitra Vlagopoulou,

Konstantinos Gogoulos

Producers: Maria Drandaki, Julie Paratian, Milan Stojanovic

Production: Homemade Films, Sister Productions in co-production with Sense Production, ERT SA, CNC

World Sales: Jour2Fête

 

SYNOPSIS

Panayiota, a 37-year-old illiterate housewife, leads a quiet life with her husband and their children in a modest neighborhood in Athens, Greece. To cope with the recession that has been affecting her family for some time, Panayiota finds a job for the first time in her life, as a cleaner in a shopping mall. Despite the ruthlessness of her work-environment, Panayiota breaks free from domestic monotony and gradually gains the respect she never had from her family. When a series of layoffs starts, she will have to face again her personal dead ends. But Panayiota cannot be the same anymore.

 

THE DIRECTOR: NIKOS LABÔT

Nikos Labôt studied Film Direction in Athens, Greece. He has worked as an assistant director in feature and short films in Greece and France. He has shot music videos, three short films and a creative documentary. Her Job is his first feature film as a director

 

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

“I wanted to tell this story as realistic as real life. In real life, situations are developing in front of our eyes. However, in cinema you have to discover things all over again. So in order to achieve my realism and capture these moments of Panayiota’s daily routine, I tried to follow precisely the emotions she felt at each moment. Marisha Triantafyllidou, the main actress and I, worked on that for almost two years. We worked on the physical and emotional details. I let myself open to go as deep as possible toward her soul. (…) Her Job is also a political film, not only because it is set during the crisis and clearly describes the decaying portrait of a society through its working and social relationships, but also because we preferred to show the crisis’ impact on our characters’ emotional and personal lives, which is negative but, surprisingly, also positive in a way that it brings Panayiota a new life and sense of self.”

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2001 Kinisi 0-0 (short)

2005 Impro-walk (short)

2009 The Dog (short)

2013 The Immortals at the Southern Point of Europe (doc, co-direction: Yorgos Moustakis)

2018 Η δουλειά της (Her Job)

 

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

2018 Toronto IFF – Discovery

2018 Thessaloniki IFF – Competition: Best Actress

2018 Haifa IFF

2018 Warsaw IFF – Competition 1-2 Award: Best Film, FIPRESCI Prize, Young FIPRESCI Jury Award

2018 Les Arcs European FF – Competition