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A film about a woman’s empowerment through employment, during the Greek financial crisis. Panayota is a 37-year-old mum who leads a quiet, modest life with her unemployed, domineering gambler husband Kostas, their rebellious daughter and their sensitive son. To ease the burden on her family, Panayota gets a job for the first time in her life, as a cleaning lady at a large DIY store. She becomes a model employee, gains financial independence and friendships but also faces a ruthless system of exploitation and competition. Meanwhile, her family life improves and she gains the respect and appreciation she never had. But how will a series of lay-offs at work affect her?
Tuesday 8th October
Dimitra Vlagopoulou, Dimitris Imellos, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Maria Filini, Konstantinos Gogoulos, Eleni Karagiorgi, Danai Primali, Orfeas Angelopoulos
Greek with English subtitles
Palace Norton St, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Electric