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Full Time

Full Time image - a film by Eric Gravel
Full Time image - a film by Eric Gravel
Full Time image - a film by Eric Gravel
Full Time image - a film by Eric Gravel
Full Time image - a film by Eric Gravel
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE SEASON COMMENCES 28 JULY
Full Time - a film by Eric Gravel
Not to be missed.
An immersive, breathless experience. Calamy is brilliant from start to finish.
Dynamic and thrumming. For anyone who still doubts that ordinary daily life could provide the material for high-stakes drama, this film offers a stunning riposte. A race-the-clock thriller that starts in fourth gear and barely lets up, but never for a moment neglects the human stakes at this story’s heart.
Gravel's film grabs us by the scruff of the neck. It's impossible not to admire and sympathise with this heroine, working the angles she is given the best she can and doing her damnedest to be all things to all people all of the time, yet quietly desperate beneath the veneer of capability.
Grippingly tense. It's a propulsively intense piece of filmmaking - at times a bit like watching a highwire chainsaw juggling act about to go horribly and catastrophically wrong. Calamy delivers a sympathetic, nerve-flaying, terrific performance.
Wendy Ide
SCREEN INTERATIONAL
Exceptional. A thrilling and human work that very easily calls on our empathy, so perfectly does it recreate contemporary reality and echoes current societal issues. Calamy delivers a phenomenal performance.
Director: Eric Gravel
Cast: Laure Calamy
Duration: 88mins
Country of Origin: France
M
Coarse language
Not to be missed.
An immersive, breathless experience. Calamy is brilliant from start to finish.
Dynamic and thrumming. For anyone who still doubts that ordinary daily life could provide the material for high-stakes drama, this film offers a stunning riposte. A race-the-clock thriller that starts in fourth gear and barely lets up, but never for a moment neglects the human stakes at this story’s heart.
Gravel's film grabs us by the scruff of the neck. It's impossible not to admire and sympathise with this heroine, working the angles she is given the best she can and doing her damnedest to be all things to all people all of the time, yet quietly desperate beneath the veneer of capability.
Grippingly tense. It's a propulsively intense piece of filmmaking - at times a bit like watching a highwire chainsaw juggling act about to go horribly and catastrophically wrong. Calamy delivers a sympathetic, nerve-flaying, terrific performance.
Wendy Ide
SCREEN INTERATIONAL
Exceptional. A thrilling and human work that very easily calls on our empathy, so perfectly does it recreate contemporary reality and echoes current societal issues. Calamy delivers a phenomenal performance.

WINNER - 2021 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL (ORRIZONTI) - Best Actress, Best Director
WINNER - 2021 LES ARCS FILM FESTIVAL - Cineuropa Award (Best Film), Best Actress

Following her Cesar award-winning performance in Antoinette in the Cévennes, the marvellous Laure Calamy demonstrates the phenomenal range of her talents in writer/director Eric Gravel’s gripping new drama FULL TIME, as a single woman pushed to her limits when the delicate balance between her home and work life is upended.

Mother of two Julie (Calamy) is making ends meet, getting by as the head chambermaid of a five-star hotel in Paris, with only sporadic alimony payments from her ex-husband. Each meticulously-planned day starts before sunrise, preparing the kids for school and undertaking a long commute to work, where she unflappably completes her duties in time to return to them.

But when a national railway strike breaks out - paralysing the entire Île-de-France public transport system - Julie’s routine is thrown into chaos, increasingly pushing her into a frenetic race against time that threatens everything she’s worked so hard for.

FULL TIME has all the qualities of a pulse-pounding thriller, while offering a superb commentary on the daily hustle that defines modern life. Calamy fully deserves the multiple prizes - including Best Actress at Venice 2021- awarded for her work here; she and the film’s gasp-inducing final scenes are unforgettable.

Full Time - a film by Eric Gravel