Interview with the Director of the Film „The Other Widow“ - Ma'ayan Rypp
"I was surrounded by art every day, you know, you go to get a coffee and there's a beautiful statue that makes you think." - Ma'ayan Rypp
When the married director Assaf dies unexpectedly, his lover Ella is the last to hear about it. Concealing her identity, Ella shows up at the man's house every day to publicly participate in a week-long mourning ceremony. The dramedy takes an interesting turn as she develops a friendship with Assaf's widow and an intimate relationship with Assaf's brother.
Not everyone's graduation film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (2011) and wins the title of the most promising artist at the Rehovot Women's Festival in the same year. In her PÖFF debut, Israeli director Ma'ayan Rapp takes a look into the complexity of relationships and gives a powerful point of view of the other woman in the relationship.