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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

At li layla

Fortnight 2014, Feature film, 1h30

Synopsis

Chelli is raising her mentally disabled sister Gabby all by herself. When the social worker discovers she leaves her sister alone in the house while at work, Chelli is forced to place her in a day-care center and the void left by her sister’s absence makes room for a man in her life. That man, Zohar, tears another crack in the symbiotic relationship of the two sisters and the three are slowly drawn into a strange threesome, where boundaries between love, sacrifice, nurturing and torturing are broken.

Director

Asaf Korman

Born in 1982 in Tel-Aviv, Asaf has been making films and music since the age of sixteen. He directed several short films that showed at many international film festivals, amongst them is Death of Shula his graduation film from Minshar for Art, which premiered at the 39th Director’s Fortnight. He is also one of Israel’s busiest film editors Big Bad Wolves (2013) and Jaffa (2009) amongst others. Next to Her is his directorial debut.

Dana Ivgy
Jacob Zada Daniel
Liron Ben-shlush

Screenplay
Liron Ben-Shlush

Image
Amit Yasour

Sound
Motti Hefetz, Ronen Nagel

Editing
Shira Hochman, Asaf Korman

Music
Asaf Korman

Set decoration
Ron (Zik) Zikno

Production :
2-Team Productions
12 Rival Street
6777847 Tel aviv – Israël
Tél : + 972 3 687 5111
office@2teamproductions.com
www.2teamproductions.com

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Films Boutique
simon@filmsboutique.com
cell : +49 173 591 5767

Distribution
Potemkine Films
Mathieu Berthon
Cell: +33 6 08 02 72 43
mberthon@potemkine.fr
Benoit Dalle
Cell: +33 6 33 24 36 08
bdalle@potemkine.fr

Presse / Publicist
Internationale
Les Piquantes
Tél: +33 1 42 00 38 86
Alexandra Faussier, Florence Alexandre
alexflo@lespiquantes.com
Denis Revirand
denis@lespiquantes.com 

Title in Original Version : Next to Her

Press release

Le cinéma israélien / France Inter
A darkly compelling first feature with the family drama / The Hollywood Reporter
Observation sensible de l’intimité du handicap / Libération
Deux sœurs unies jusqu’à la folie / Le Monde
Un exploit d’actrice / Culturebox
A darkly compelling first feature / The Hollywood Reporter
An impressively sustained family drama driven by a strikingly fine lead performance / Sreen Daily
The unhealthily symbiotic relationship of two sisters is explored in intense, naturalistic fashion / Variety
Un huis clos étouffant et marquant / toutelaculture.com
Un réalisme délicat, presque sensuel, jamais insistant / Les Fiches du cinéma
Portrait émouvant de l’ambivalence de l’amour familial / Critikat