Full Time

Dir: Eric Gravel
Cast: Laure Calamy, Anne Suarez
87mins   2021   France   TBC   French    Subtitled   

Single mother Julie works a gruelling job as a head chambermaid in a five-star Parisian hotel. Julie's daily balance of commuting from her remote suburb into Paris, tenuous childcare and search for a new job to get her out of debt, becomes unmanageable during a paralysing transport strike in Paris.

Literally running from dawn to sunset to get to her job and back home in time to fetch her children, Julie is constantly on the verge of a breakdown. When she finally gets a job interview for a position more suited to her skill set, Julie has to walk a very tightrope between keeping her current job, and sneaking out while calling on co-workers to cover for her as more obstacles pile up in front of her.

'A portrait of modern labor that moves with the breathless tension of a Safdie brothers’ joint' - Beatrice Loayza, New York Times