Nobody ever said finding a job was easy, but when job openings are few and far between, the hunt can be truly maddening.
Because of limited job opportunities and financial resources for women, employment becomes a case of survival of the fittest--or at least in this case, the richest. Constant rejection and failed interviews wear down the spirits of women who find typing and answering phones extremely unrewarding but nonetheless fight for the jobs as a means for survival.
While on the surface the film appears to be a mere series of dry dialogues between Camila and her unemployed acquaintances, Rabia harshly criticizes the average woman’s job hunt and professional experience in Chile. Camila and her fellow interviewees represent the working women who simply try to make ends meet, but find themselves struggling to stay afloat in the dismal job market.
For the rest of the month, the film festival at Universidad Católica offers an array of both Chilean and international movies, including free matinees. The Casa Central's sala de cine (movie room) provides a cozy and comfortable theater-style environment equipped with an excellent sound system.
Directed by Oscar Cárdenas
With Carola Carrasco, Constanza Aguirre, Camila Aguirre
Festival Cine UC
Until March 1
Matinees 12 and 4 pm free, evening shows 7 and 10 pm CP$2,000 ($3.35), students CP$1,500 ($2.50)
Casa Central at Universidad Católica
Metro stop: U Católica