Central Florida Jewish Film Festival
The Other Widow
Nominated for 9 Ophir awards (Israeli Oscars) including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress, this is a darkly comedic drama about Ella (Dana Ivgy, Cinema Sabaya), a costume designer/theater dresser involved in a long-term relationship with Assaf, a respected but married playwright. When Assaf dies unexpectedly, she is the last to hear about it. Her co-workers know that she was Assaf’s mistress, but no one thought she would dare to show up at his house alongside the other mourners during the Shiva (seven days of mourning according to Jewish tradition). Keeping her identity under wraps, Ella dives into a world once forbidden to her. Through intimate encounters with his brother, parents, and, most especially, his wife (Ania Bukstein, The Secrets, CFJFF 2008), she examines her place in his life and eventually demands her legitimate right to mourn.
Mensch Pass $136 (limited quantity): All 6 programs, First Priority Seating, Doors open 30 minutes early
Series Pass $78 (limited quantity): All 6 programs, Discounted Admission, Second Priority Seating
Individual Tickets $14
Passes and individual tickets can be purchased online or in person at Enzian’s box office.
France/Israel, 2022, 83 min, Directed by Ma’ayan Rypp, In Hebrew with English subtitles
“The master craftsmanship of the cast and crew transports us to a different point of view that you can’t take your eyes off of.”– Jason Delgado, FILM THREAT