My debut feature film, "Alice", premiered at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2012. "Alice" was awarded an honorable mention in the Haggiag competition, the Gottlieb Film Fund screenplay award and the best actress award for “Alice” star Ilanit Ben Yaakov. On November 2012 "Alice" was awarded the Jury special mention at the International Women's Film Festival, Israel.
Alice, 38, spends her days sleeping. Working nights at a rehabilitation center provides her an accessible excuse that conceals fatigue and emotional apathy. Yigal, Alice’s husband, feels lonely and tormented by her chilly attitude, while his anger gradually heightens. Eli, her 9 year old son, is desperate for her love.
The rehabilitation center houses thirty young women who have suffered emotional crisis. Alice prefers as little communication as possible with the girls and performs only the basic demands of her job: Handing out medication, supervising meals and overseeing shower time. After lights out, in her small room in the staff area, Alice meets Yoel, her lover. On the narrow single bed, a passion for another kind of life, for what might have been, is aroused. The female patients’ volcanic emotional world contrasts the desolation of Alice’s life. Thus, she cannot remain on the sidelines for too long. The confrontations of a dominant patient versus the dependency of another, thrust Alice into a power triangle that goes out of control.
Alice: Ilanit Ben Yaakov | Neta: Darya Sheizaf | Vered: Neta Bar Refael | Yoel: Amos Shouv | Yigal: Haim Znati | Eli: Itai Naveh Razia Israeli | Asia Naifeld | Niv Shteingart | Avital Pasternak | Hana Raz | Tal Kallai | Dafi Alpern
Director of Photography: Asi Oren | Editor: Hadara Oren | Production Designer: Sharon Eagle | Costumes: Nardeen Srouji | Original Music: Karni Postel | Sound Design: Michael Goorevich | Lighting: Tsuki Lester | Cast Manager: Emmanuelle Mayer | Assistant dir.: Daniel Danny Mozes | Assistant dir. 2: Lilach Zilberberg | Props: Ranit Amir | Mix: Chen Harpaz | Executive Producer: Tony Copty | Online: Omri Peled | Stills: Amit Berlowitz | Poster & Graphic Design: Anna Lukashevsky | Screenplay Editor: Nomy Borenstein | Screenwriter and Director: Dana Goldberg | Producer: Itai Tamir
The film was produced by Laila Films and supported by Cinema Project – The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts.