7 Minutes

Directed by Michele Placido
  • Italy
  • 92 mins
  • 2016
  • Italian (with English subtitles)

The owners of an Italian textile factory sell a majority stake in the company to a multinational. No layoffs are planned, but there’s a special clause in the agreement that the new owner wants the workers’ council to sign. Eleven women representing the whole factory will have to decide whether to accept the company’s request or not. As the debate rages on, the stories of the women, their hopes and memories, emerge on the way to the final vote.

With the support of the Italian Institute of Culture.

This screening and its post-screening panel are presented with the support of TASC (Think Tank for Action on Social Change).

TASC and the National Worker Directors’ Group (NWDG) are pleased to host a 45-minute post-screening discussion chaired by RTÉ’s Industry and Employment Correspondent, Ms Ingrid Miley. The panel includes:

- Mr Pat Compton, former worker director at 
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- Ms Susie Gaynor, former Clerys department store employee
- Mr Michele Placido, director, 7 Minutes
- Professor James Wickham, TASC's director







Committed performances and a tightly wound plot ensure this Italian feature about union negotiations becomes an urgent contemporary piece.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Ambra Angiolini
Cristiana Capotondi
Clémence Poésy
Fiorella Mannoia
Anne Consigny

Filmmaker in Attendance

Michele Placido and Federica Vincenti will attend this screening.