30.09. - 09.10.2021

Next to Her Israel 2014 | 90 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Asaf Korman

Asaf Korman (*1982) is one of Israel's hardest working editors. After several shorts, Next to her is his debut as director. It was shown this year at Cannes in the series Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

rated for 0 + years
Chelli lives with her mentally handicapped sister Gabby in a loud, shabby flat in Haifa. Chelli doesn't want to put her sister in a home because she thinks she knows what's best for her. When Gabby does after all go into a daycare centre, the symbiosis between the two sisters is damaged. Gabby flourishes in her new surroundings and gets on with her carer excellently. Although Chelli views this with suspicion, she at last has time for herself and starts a relationship with a colleague. A bizarre game of love and jealousy begins. Next to her is an intense, very realistically told story about dependency.
Original title: At li layla
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hebrew
Section: Caleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Asaf Korman
Screenplay: Liron Ben Shlush
Cast: Liron Ben Shlush, Dana Ivgy, Yaakov Daniel Zada, Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan, Varda Ben Hur
Producer: Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov Mecklberg
Director of Photography: Amit Yasour
Music: Boaz Sharabi
Production Design: Ron Zikno
Editor: Shira Hochman, Asaf Korman
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: 2-Team Productions
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