Avi Nesher | Israel | Hebrew w/ English subtitles | 112 min | Narrative
In “The Other Story”, two rebellious young women – one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith; the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom – cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem, to startling consequences. Based on a true story, The Other Story is the latest from acclaimed filmmaker, Avi Nesher, whose films have netted multiple Israeli Academy Award wins and over two dozen nominations.
The Other Story stars Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress Award winner Joy Rieger and European Best Actor Award winner Sasson Gabai. Nesher wrote the screenplay for The Other Story with world renowned psychologist and novelist Dr. Noam Shpancer (“The Good Psychologist”).
“The latest work from prolific Nesher underlines his track record for consistently creating engaging, thought-provoking reflections on modern life with broad commercial appeal” – Screen International
“Beautifully acted, written, and photographed, Avi Nesher’s The Other Story is a moving, fascinating and complex drama about family, spirituality and love” – The Jerusalem Post