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Next to Her

Next to Her
  • 2014
  • Israel
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Asaf Korman
  • Cast: Liron Ben-Shlush, Dana Ivgy, Yaakov Zada Daniel
  • Language: Hebrew
  • UK release: 11 March 2016

Chelli (screenwriter Ben-Shlush) is a twentysomething security guard in Haifa who lives with and cares for her younger sister Gabby (Ivgy), who has serious learning difficulties; then day care for Gabby and romance for Chelli complicate things. A fresh, impressive and compelling look at jealousy, resentment and insecurity; Ben-Shlush and Ivgy are excellent, Zada Daniel warm and likeable.

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Next to Her

7 Mar 20164 stars

Compelling sibling drama impressively directed by first-timer Asaf Korman

Israeli director Asaf Korman’s intense debut feature brings a fresh eye to the complex emotions of suffocating co-dependency. The tale of an unhealthy symbiotic relationship between two sisters unfolds with a sense of understanding that can only stem…

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