Full Time is about the Herculean task that is getting through the day. For Julie Roy (the incredible Laure Calamy), that means keeping a job in the city as a single mother living in the suburbs. In this particular week, she has to attend to childcare, work a job below her skill set, apply for a job that actually matches her skill set, and get home before her children's bedtime, all while a transport strike immobilizes the city.
Protests aside, Julie's reality is an everyday feat some of us don’t even bother to question, but the film—edited and scored like a thriller—makes a vital point about the overlooked difficulties of juggling career, family, and self.
It's unrelenting, intense, and truly gripping from start to end, kind of like Uncut Gems for the everywoman. It's rare to see social commentary at this pace, but it's also unexpectedly powerful, a necessary portrait of the times.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Actor: Agathe Dronne, Anne Suarez, Carima Amarouche, Cyril Gueï, Évelyne El Garby-Klaï, Geneviève Mnich, Irina Muluile, Laure Calamy, Mareme N'Diaye, Marina Saura, Romain Ogerau
Director: Eric Gravel