The Job Unclassified 18+
Viewer Advice: Strong impact themes.
A multi-award-winning Melbourne director shows how trauma can radically reconfigure our worldview.
After an experience of workplace sexual harassment, a woman (played by Dana Miltins of beloved Melbourne theatre collective The Rabble) wanders through empty streets like a ghost. Shot during Melbourne’s lockdowns, when director Tatiana Doroshenko was living in the CBD, the film renders the depopulated city as a reflection of her character’s alienated interiority.
Following Doroshenko’s 2021 short Amissa Anima, which won various prizes at festivals worldwide, The Job is a haunting depiction of the isolation engendered by abuses of trust.