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ANASHIM SHEHEM LO ANI / People That Are Not Me

ANASHIM SHEHEM LO ANI / People That Are Not Me

Joy is a young woman living in Tel Aviv who has a love-hate relationship with its casual sex scene. Virtually the entire world comes down to her apartment and the street where it is located, the same street where her ex, who refuses to keep in touch with her, lives. Joy tries desperately to get him back, refusing to let him go – until she runs into Nir, a chatty intellectual, who says and does whatever he wants. In her attempts to be free like him, Joy will be cruel to others and develop an obsessive hunger for touch …

HADAS BEN AROYA, born in 1988, is an Israeli filmmaker, scriptwriter, and producer from Tel Aviv. In 2014, Ben Aroya graduated from the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. During her studies, she wrote and directed the short film Sex Doll. People That Are Not Me is her feature film debut. It premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival 2016 and received the main award at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. // Films (selection): Sex Doll (2013, short), Anashim shehem lo ani (People That Are Not Me, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2017


Israel 2016
DCP / Cinemascope / color
80 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Meidan Arama
Or Lee-Tal
Neal Gibbs
Hadas Ben Aroya, Yonatan Bar-Or, Meir Toledano, Netzer Charitt, Hagar Enosh
Hadas Ben Aroya (IL)



Hadas Ben Aroya
World Sales

Film Republic
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street
London E8 1HE, Great Britain

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere