We find Julie in a luxurious hotel in Paris, where she’s swiftly and meticulously tidying up apartments where a single night probably costs more than she earns for keeping them flawless. The film, directed by Eric Gravel, places Julie in the moment of a national public transport strike and a job interview to which she had been invited. Her race with time begins and there lies the entire plot: like in great action movies, this drama is loaded with tempo that underlines all the paradoxical situations one can find themselves in – how do we secure something for ourselves if we constantly have to stay within our comfort zone in order to survive?
Éric Gravel is a French Canadian screenwriter and director living in France for the past 20 years. 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. Full Time is his second feature film.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Best Director; Best Actress, Venice Film Festival 2021
Beijing International Film Festival 2022
FULL TIME (fic.)
Director: Erik Gravel
Cast: Laure Calamy, Anne Suarez, Geneviève Mnich
Production: Novoprod, France 2 Cinéma, Haut et Court
PROGRAMME: EU: ZONE OF CHANGE