Her Job is one of those films that completely sneaks up on you and wraps you up in it’s warm embrace. That’s not to say it is an entirely feel-good film but the lasting impression of this one is of satisfaction and a good amount of joy at what has happened.
Nikos Labot’s film follows Panayiota (Marisha Triantafyllido), an illiterate, stay at home mother and wife who does everything for her husband and daughter and recieves not a thank you in return. Having been sheltered/cut off from the outside world for so long by her husband everything is new to her as she makes her way into the labour market as a cleaner for a new shopping mall, which she takes so much pride in. There are superb performances from the family and friends but this film is Panayiota’s from start to finish.
Her Job charts the small but oh-so significant development in Panayiota’s life as she gains her freedom and sense of self piece by piece: friends, money, social existence beyond her family and most importantly some confidence as an adult.