World premiere

The Other Widow

Local title
Veel üks lesk
Director
Ma'ayan Rypp
Country
Israel, France
Year
2022
Programme
First Feature Competition, In Focus: Israel
Genre
drama
Subject
Society, love, grief, relationships, women

Ella is a costume designer who is involved in a long-term relationship with Assaf, a respected but married playwrigth. When Assaf dies unexpectedly, she is the last to hear about it. Everyone knows that she was Assaf’s mistress, but no one thought she would dare to show up at his house alongside the other mourners. During the Shiva (seven days of mourning according to Jewish tradition), Ella keeps coming every day. She gets closer and closer to Natasha, Assaf's widow, and intimately close with Dan, his brother, who reminds her of her dead lover. It all ends abruptly when Natasha realizes who Ella is.

Ma'ayan Rypp takes a look into the complexity of relationships and gives a powerful point of view of the other woman in the relationship. Often painted in society as the villain, the home wrecker whose feelings should be downgraded even when tragedy hits, this film shows us her side, her feelings and grief, all in the vein of a dramedy.

Triin Tramberg

Director
Ma'ayan Rypp
Screenwriter
Ma'ayan Rypp, Anat Gafni
Cast
Dana Ivgy, Ania Bukstein, Itamar Rotschild, Irit Gidron
Producer
Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel, Christophe Audeguis
DoP
Moshe Mishali
Editor
Clémence Diard, Yann Dedet
Composer
Adam Weingrod
Production
Lama Films, The Cup Of Tea
Runtime
Language
Hebrew
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Ma'ayan Rypp

The Other Widow (2022)

Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic

Screenings

2nd Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110202 / Veel üks lesk
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsMa'Ayan Rypp (Film Director), Ayelet Kait (Producer), Ania Bukstein (Actress), Dana Ivgi, Adam Wingrod
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu
Screening122203 / Veel üks lesk
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening161504 / Veel üks lesk
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker