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The Other Widow


Screening Information

June 4, 7:30 pm
Leah Posluns Theatre
June 6 – June 7
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Countries Israel, France
Year 2022
Running Time 83 MIN
Language Hebrew
Director Ma'ayan Rypp

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Does a mistress have the right to mourn the death of her lover? Israeli-Canadian filmmaker Ma'ayan Rypp’s feature debut is a graceful yet gripping and comic portrait of “the other woman” that eschews judgement or vilification. Dana Ivgy (Cinema Sabaya, Zero Motivation) delivers another masterful performance as Ella, a theatre dresser who is denied the chance to mourn publicly after the sudden death of the playwright with whom she has been having an affair. Seeking closure, she attends his shiva while hiding her connection to him. Through her conversations with his brother, parents and wife (the latter played by Ania Bukstein of Game of Thrones and Avi Nesher’s The Secrets), Ella re-evaluates her place in his life and demands her legitimate right to mourn.

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Reviews ”This impressive debut from Ma’ayan Rypp is an elegant and empathetic portrait of that most vilified of female characters, ‘the other woman” Screen Daily

“The master craftsmanship of the cast and crew transports us to a different point of view that you can’t take your eyes off of.” Film Threat

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