Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Avi Nesher’s “The Other Story” from Foresight Unlimited.
The film is currently approaching $7 million at the Israeli box office and recently won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Israeli Film Festival with Nesher receiving the 2018 IFF Cinematic Achievement Award. The film originally had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The screenplay, co-written by Nesher and Noam Shpancer, centers on an estranged father who’s told by his ex-wife that their hedonistic daughter has become engaged to a devout musician and enrolled in an ultra-orthodox seminary. The cast includes Sasson Gabai, Joy Rieger, Yuval Segal, Maya Dagan, Avigial Harari and Maayan Bloom. The film was produced by David Silber, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Avi Nesher, and Davild Milch.