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Full Time (2022)

Opens on March 3

Director: Eric Gravel Run Time: 88 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Anne Suarez, Geneviève Mnich, Laure Calamy, Nolan Arizmendi, Sasha Lemaître Cremaschi

Country: France
Language: French

About the film:

2021 Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti Award for Best Director and Best Actress (Laure Calamy)

Julie can’t catch a break. For a single mother raising two children in the suburbs of Paris, the commuter train is a lifeline–and it’s suddenly been severed during the latest transit strike. Out of desperation, Julie turns to neighbors and her own gutsy resourcefulness to get to work and barely makes it back in time to pick up her kids before bedtime. Worse yet: it’s only Monday.

Julie is at her breaking point and soon finds herself bending the rules to stay afloat in a ruthless society as her responsibilities pile up. Anchored by Calamy’s powerful performance, Full Time is an impossible race against time and a kinetic thriller assembled from the everyday obstacles faced by working parents everywhere.

About the filmmaker:

Éric Gravel is a French Canadian screenwriter and director based in France. He made many short films within the international film movement Kino before making his feature film debut in 2017 with the French film Crash Test Aglaé. His second feature film, Full Time (2022) (French title: À plein temps) premiered in the Horizons section of the 2021 Venice Film Festival, where Gravel was awarded Best Director and Laure Calamy was awarded Best Actress.

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