Losing Alice, an Apple TV+ series, debuts on the streaming service today and will run for eight episodes.
It’s a a neo-noir psychological thriller from creator, writer and director Sigal Avin. Apple has partnered with Israel’s Dori Media productions in association with HOT on “Losing Alice,” which recently hosted its premiere as part of the We Are One: A Global Film Festival. The first season of the eight-episode series will stream worldwide and is currently airing on HOT in Israel.
Apple describes the series this way: “Losing Alice” is a thrilling cinematic journey that uses flashbacks and flash-forwards in a satisfyingly complex narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of its protagonist’s mind. The series follows Alice (played by Ayelet Zurer), a 48-year-old female film director, who feels irrelevant since raising her family.
After a brief encounter on the train, she becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, Sophie (played by Lihi Kornowski), and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success. Through the prism of this female Faust, the series explores issues such as jealousy, guilt, fear of aging, and the complex relationships women have among themselves and each other. But above all, “Losing Alice” is a love letter for the still-too-rare female director.
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