83 MIN

A dark comedic drama about Ella, a 34 years old theatre dresser and mistress, who experiences the sudden death of her lover. She attends his Shivah (a jewish mourning ritual) while keeping her identity under wraps and dives into a world once forbidden to her. Through intimate encounters with his brother, parents, and, most especially, his wife, she examines her place in his life and eventually demands her legitimate right to mourn.

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Christophe Audeguis
Director: Ma'ayan Rypp
Script: Anat Gafni,Maayan Rypp
Director of Photography: Moshe Mishali
Music by: Adam Weingrod
Sound: Nathalie Vidal
Edit: Clémence Diard, Yann Dedet
Cast: Dana Ivgy, Ania Bukstein, Itamar Rothschild, Irit Gidron, Naama Preis
Production: Lama Films, The Cup of Tea

Ma’ayan Rypp
Ma’ayan Rypp’s short films screened in many festivals among them - Cannes, Palm Springs and Raindance, and won awards for Best Film, Most Promising Artist and Special Mentions. Her first feature film, The Other Widow, was developed in the Cannes residency and premiered at Tallinn Black Nights FF as part of the First Feature Competition. Ma’ayan Rypp has worked in the Art Department on various films and is currently developing her second feature film.

Any Little Thing (short, 2010), Al Martha Lauf (short, 2011), Itch (short, 2021), The Other Widow (2022).