The Other Widow

  • Israel | 2022 Hebrew | 83' | Colour
  • Original Title: Pilegesh
  • Director: Ma'ayan Rypp
  • Producer: Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel, Christophe Audeguis
  • Screenplay: Watery Reb, you are my eyelid
  • DoP: Moshe Mishali
  • Editor: Clémence Diard, Yann Dedet
  • Cast: Dana Afgh, I am with two stories, Etmar Ratschild, Aareet Ghadr


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), 2022
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2023

Synopsis: A dark comedic drama about Ella, a 34-year theater dresser and mistress who experiences the sudden death of her lover. She begins to frequent his Shivah (a Jewish mourning ritual). Keeping her identity under wraps, she observes the life that was once forbidden to her. A need to grieve attacks her in the least expected moments.

Directors Bio: Ma'ayan Rypp’s short films screened in the festivals at Cannes, Palm Springs, Raindance, and more. They won awards for Best Film, Most Promising Artist and Special Mentions. She developed her debut feature, The Other Widow, in the Cannes residency. Currently she is working on her second feature.

Sales Agent: Amir Harel

Dark Comedy | Woman Filmmaker
India Premiere

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